JRE breaks ground on 42-MW wind farm in Japan's Miyagi
SB Energy, Mitsubishi Kotooka wind farm
Japan Renewable Energy (JRE) announced last week it held a groundbreaking ceremony for a 42-MW wind park in Japan’s Miyagi prefecture.
The JRE Miyagi Kami Wind Farm, as it is named, is located in the municipality of Kami. The wind park will have ten turbines of 4.2 MW each, making it the largest of its kind in the prefecture.
Construction is expected to last until March 2023, with completion scheduled for the following month. 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 101.5 million kWh annually, or enough power to meet the annual demand of some 23,100 local households. It will sell its output to Japanese electric utility Tohoku Electric Power Co Inc (TYO:9506).
According to the company, Kami Wind Farm's is also estimated to help avoid around 53,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year.