Tokyo Century Green Bond
Tokyo Century has issued an unsecured green bond in public offering.
Green bonds refer to bonds issued by companies, local governments, or other organizations to raise funds for green projects that aim to resolve environmental issues, including projects for: renewable energy; construction and refurbishment of energy efficient buildings; pollution prevention and control; and others.
Tokyo Century is committed to take initiatives on global environment conservation and renewable energy to create an environmentally sound, sustainable economy and society while promoting to diversify financing method through the green bond issuance.
The Outline of Green Bond
|October 5, 2018
|October 15, 2018
|Use of proceeds
|Leasing solar power generation facilities for Tokyo Century’s subsidiary, Kyocera TCL Solar LLC (Refinancing the purchase of existing leased facilities)
|A Rating and Investment Information, Inc. (R&I)
AA- Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd. (JCR)
Eligibility Review by External Organization
R&I Green Bond Assessment
The Tokyo Century Green Bond has been assigned GA1 (preliminary), the highest rating in the R&I Green Bond Assessment conducted by Rating and Investment Information, Inc. (R&I). R&I has also provided a second opinion as external review that the green bond framework is aligned with Green Bond Principles 2018 and Green Bond Guidelines 2017. R&I will regularly evaluate until the bond maturity.
Financial Support Programme for Green Bond Issuance (Subsidy Project) Undertaken by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE)
The expenses for the external review for this green bond is eligible for the Financial Support Programme for Green Bond Issuance (Subsidy Project) in fiscal 2018 undertaken by the MOE.
Investors of Tokyo Century Green Bond
Investors who have committed investment in the Tokyo Century Green Bond are listed as follows.
List of Investors (in alphabetical order)
As of October 15, 2018
1. Use of the Proceeds
Tokyo Century has allocated the entire proceeds of the Tokyo Century Green Bond, Tokyo Century Corporation 25th series of unsecured bonds (with Inter-Bond Pari Passu Clause) issued on October 15, 2018 to refinancing the fund to purchase the leased assets for the eligible project.
2. Environmental Impact Reporting
Kyocera TCL Solar LLC has been operating and managing solar power plants in 89 sites across Japan with approximately 398 MW of total output as of March 31, 2023, achieving the annual electricity generated for the period from April 2022 to March 2023 of 456,008 MWh reducing CO2 emissions by 176,703 tons.
- *Estimated by Tokyo Century Corporation in reference to Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association ”The standards of CO2 emissions reduction”
About the power generation business of Kyocera TCL Solar LLC
The operation of Yamakura floating mega solar power plant in Chiba Prefecture has been suspended from September 9, 2019 to date, due to damage from Typhoon Faxai in 2019. The details are provided below.
The operation of the floating mega solar power plant located on the Yamakura Dam reservoir in Chiba Prefecture damaged by Typhoon Faxai was suspended in September 2019. We have now completed all the restoration work after taking measures to prevent recurrence. The details are provided below.
Completion of Restoration Work for Yamakura Floating Mega Solar Power Plant in Chiba Prefecture (Japanese only) For the past release, please refer to Extent of Damage to Yamakura Floating Mega Solar Power Plant in Chiba Prefecture Caused by Typhoon Faxai (Japanese only).