MissionWe focus on natural-resource energy
Global environment and society
Society and energy
These things are strongly interrelated.
Implementing the contributions that are essential in each and every region domestically and worldwide,
Through working on natural-resource energy.
We believe that this is our mission.
The Meaning of the Words“For the next generation”
Gaia Power vision is our desire to leave behind a blue earth for the children of 100 years from now. We are confronting the current reality in which climate change on a global scale caused by greenhouse gases is a problem, and are promoting the shift from fossil fuels, which emit the main greenhouse gas CO2, to renewable energies.
Global warming is continuing to advance, the global average temperature in 2016 was the highest on record, and the hottest recorded temperatures have been successively renewed and continued to rise in the three years since 2014. If the current situation of fossil fuel usage continues, global warming caused by greenhouse gases will further advance, and the risk of increased natural disasters due to rising sea levels, drying up of domestic water sources and extinction of species caused by changes to ecosystems will increase. Moreover, many problems will manifest such as crop damage caused by drought, the spread of famine, and heatwaves, floods and forest fires caused by abnormal weather, and we may even consider the possibility of the environment becoming one in which we humans cannot live.
Since our company’s foundation, we have kept our head office in Tokushima, an environment surrounded by the ocean and mountains. Through carrying out our work amidst nature adorned with seasonal colors, but also through lifestyle and childrearing, we hope to leave this amazing earth behind for the future, and for this purpose we act with the aim that each and every one of our employees responsibly carries out global environmental preservation by promoting renewable energies. It is because we are a regional company that we understand the importance of nature above all else, and feel a sense of fear towards environmental destruction.
I have two sons. Children are our future, and our mission here at Gaia Power is to leave behind an environment which children can interact with safely and peacefully, as well as a world in which our children’s children, and their children too, can always live in a rich environment in coexistence with nature and many kinds of creatures on this blue earth; and to carry on promoting clean energy in the form of renewable energy.
We focus on natural-resource energy
However, Japan’s proportion of renewable energy is low in comparison with major nations: in a 2015 comparison, renewable energies accounted for 28.9% of total generated energy in Germany, with the corresponding figure in Japan standing at just 3.2%. On the other hand, Japan is one of the world’s top five nations in terms of emissions, emitting 1,321 million tons of greenhouse gases (2015 data).
COP21 has been adopted as a global countermeasure, with the aim set forth of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases caused by human activities to zero in real terms by the latter half of this century, and each nation must take responsibility to tackle the issue.
In Japan, renewable energies must be more widely disseminated from now on in order to fulfill our responsibilities for COP21. Japan has many natural energy resources such as sunlight, wind power, and biomass, and it is vital that we change into a society that fully utilizes these resources.
Our company implements total solutions for renewable natural-resource energy business – chiefly solar, wind power and biomass – from development to finance, engineering, construction, business management and maintenance.
The Responsibility of “Using the Land” in a Region
While proceeding with development, we place a priority on coexistence and co-prosperity with the local residents and local companies. We are permitted by the landowner to use land designated for the project, and receive cooperation from local businesses to construct power stations, generating electricity from the energy of the sunlight or wind that the land is blessed with.
I was once told some words that were unforgettable for me.
When I went to receive the deeds to some land designated for a project during the development of a solar power plant, the landowner told me:
“This land is important to me. My ancestors passed it down from generation to generation with great care.
I want you to understand those feelings before you use it, and use it carefully. I think that you should be able to understand.”
Many landowners have allowed us to use their precious land. We will accept their feelings with sincerity, and carry out their requests while considering various pieces of information. Being a regional company enables us to share regional excellence as we develop.
Gaia Power’s work does not end with development and construction: we aim to coexist responsibly with local society through providing maintenance for more than 20 years after power plant construction, and we promise to fulfill our responsibilities.
Our own power plants, as well as power plants we have participated in, are already generating energy all over Japan, and furthermore we plan to launch the construction of a 100MW solar power plant in the future. We are also currently developing large-scale onshore wind power and biomass projects. Gaia Power actively incorporates new technologies from overseas as well as Japan, and we are proactively advancing with alliances with overseas companies. At present, we are proceeding with preparations for business expansion to Southeast Asian nations beginning with Indonesia, and while we continue to be a regional company, our outlook is global, without preconceptions or limits. Furthermore, we are proactively advancing alliances with collaborating partner companies and with overseas companies.
The Next 100 Years
At present, at Gaia Power, we have full-time employees with a wide range of specialist knowledge and experience, ranging from project management to real estate, development authorization, law and taxation, project finance, engineering, construction, business planning and management, and maintenance. When an issue arises, we hold discussions transcending the boundaries of role, age and managing organization to reach a solution, and take action. Then without hesitation, we put our full efforts into problem resolution and quality improvement. Constant pursuit of challenge and change is our corporate culture. All our staff carry out their work with responsibility, formulate their own strategies and tactics, and proceed to solve problems. We are also a company which enables personal growth through raising our own abilities and levels.
Each and every one of our employees aims towards Gaia Power’s management philosophy of contribution to global environment and global society through natural-resource energy, in addition to the realization of physical and mental happiness for people involved in our projects, while cultivating their own abilities and achieving personal growth, and will continue our activities to leave behind a blue earth for the children of 100 years from now.
Chief Operating Officer
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