Hokuriku Electric Power Company

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The Hokuriku Electric Power Company
Public KK TYO: 9505
Industry Energy
Founded (May 1, 1951 (1951-05-01))
Headquarters Toyama City, Toyama, Japan
Area served
Toyama, Ishikawa and part of Fukui Prefectures
Revenue ¥495,118 million (FY2011, consolidated)
¥1,036 million (FY2011, consolidated)
¥5,288 million (FY2011, consolidated)
Total assets ¥1,385,922 million (FY2011, consolidated)
Number of employees
6,711 (FY2011, consolidated)
Website www.rikuden.co.jp

The Hokuriku Electric Power Company 北陸電力 (Hokuriku Denryoku?) supplies power by a regulated monopoly to Toyama Prefecture, Ishikawa Prefecture, the northern part of Fukui Prefecture, and northwestern parts of Gifu Prefecture. It is often abbreviated 北電 (Hokuden?) within its area of service, but out of that area the name can also refer to the Hokkaidō Electric Power Company so it is also shortened to 陸電 (Rikuden?).

Their headquarters are in Toyama, Toyama. Recently, Kei Takahara was adopted as their image character. They have also launched a campaign called 電気DE元気 (Denki DE Genki?).

Fuel mix[edit]

In 2011 Rikuden's power generating mix in percentage of total output was as follows:[1]

  • Coal: 62%
  • Hydro: 26%
  • Oil: 10%
  • Nuclear: 1%
  • Renewables: 1%

Power Stations[edit]

The Arimine Dam

In 2011 Rikuden had a total generating capacity of 8,058 MW (9,185 MW, including purchased or contracted capacity).[2]

Thermal power stations[edit]

Rikuden has 4,400 MW of generating capacity through its thermal generating stations through 6 fossil fuels powered stations.


Rikuden has 1,905 MW of hydroelectric capacity through 128 separate generating stations.

  • Arimine I - 265 MW
    • Arimine II - 120 MW
    • Wada II - 122 MW
  • Jindsugawa I - 82 MW
    • Jindsugawa II - 40 MW
  • more

Nuclear Power Plants[edit]

Rikuden generates 1,746 MW of electricity from nuclear power.


Rikuden generates 7 MW electricity from renewable sources at 5 sites.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Electricity Supply" (PDF). Factbook 2012. Hokuriku Electric Power Company. July 2012. p. 8. 
  2. ^ "Electricity Supply Facilities" (PDF). Factbook 2012. Hokuriku Electric Power Company. July 2012. p. 10. 

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