Japan's JRE breaks ground on 13-MW wind park in Miyazaki

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November 12 (Renewables Now) - Japan Renewable Energy (JRE) announced today it held a safety prayer ceremony during the event celebrating the start of construction of a 12.8-MW wind park in Japan’s Miyazaki prefecture.

The Nakakyushu Onitayama 2 Wind Farm is located in the municipalities of Gokase and Morotsuka. The wind park will have four turbines of 3.2 MW each.

Construction is expected to be completed by July 2023. After that, the facility will have an operational life of around 20 years, JRE said in its press release.

Onitayama 2 is expected to generate some 28.7 million kWh annually, or enough power to meet the annual demand of some 6,500 local households. It will sell its output to Japanese electric utility Kyushu Electric Power Transmission and Distribution Co Inc.

According to the company, the wind farm is also estimated to help avoid around 12,770 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year.

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