JRE breaks ground on 33.6-MW wind farm in Japan's Aomori

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August 26 (Renewables Now) - Japan Renewable Energy (JRE) announced today it held on Friday a groundbreaking ceremony for a 33.6-MW wind park in Japan’s Aomori prefecture.

The JRE Shichinohe Towada Wind Farm, as it is named, is located in the municipalities of Shichinohe and Towada. The wind plant will have eight turbines of 4.2 MW each.

Construction is scheduled for completion in November 2021. After that the facility will have an operational life of around 20 years, JRE said in its press release.

The wind park is expected to generate some 113 million kWh annually, or enough power to meet the annual demand of some 31,400 local households, according to the company. It will sell its output to Japanese electric utility Tohoku Electric Power Co Inc (TYO:9506).

Shichinohe Towada's generation is estimated to help avoid around 58,890 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year.

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