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|Chūbu Denryoku kabushiki gaisha|
|Type||Public ( Kabushiki gaisha )|
|Founded||May 1, 1951|
|Founder||Douglas MacArthur, SCAP|
|Aichi, Nagano and part of Gifu, Mie, Shizuoka Prefectures|
|Akihisa Mizuno (Chairman)|
Satoru Katsuno (President)
|Products||Natural gas production, sale and distribution, electricity generation and distribution, hydroelectricity, wind power, energy trading|
|Revenue||¥2,603,537 million (FY, 2016, consolidated)|
|¥121,483 million (FY, 2016, consolidated)|
|¥114,665 million (FY, 2016, consolidated)|
|Total assets||¥5,412,307 million (FY, 2016, consolidated)|
|Total equity||¥1,724,713 million (FY, 2016, consolidated)|
Number of employees
|30,659 (March 2015, consolidated)|
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