JRE Oritsumedake South 1 Wind Farm. Image by JRE (https://www.jre.co.jp)
Japan Renewable Energy Corp (JRE) has commenced power generation at a 46.8-MW wind plant in Iwate prefecture, Northeast Japan.
The JRE Oritsumedake South 1 Wind Farm, as it is named, was built in cooperation with local utility Tohoku Electric Power Co Inc (TYO:9506).
Comprised of 13 wind turbines with an individual capacity of 3.6 MW, the new wind asset should be able to generate some 105.65 million kWh per year, enough to meet the annual demand of 24,800 local households and offset 45,700 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
Tohoku Electric Power Network Co Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Japanese electric utility and project partner, will be the sole off-taker of Oritsumedake South’s output, JRE pointed out in the press release.
In addition to this wind park, JRE and Tohoku Electric are currently working on the 42-MW Miyagi Kami wind park in Miyagi prefecture.