Japanese power wholesaler Electric Power Development Co (TYO:9513), or J-Power, has officially initiated the construction of 16.1 MW of wind power capacity in the northern parts of the Asian country.
In a press release on Monday, the company said the wind plant will be located in Akita prefecture’s city of Yurihonjo. It will use seven units of 2.3-MW turbines made by German firm Enercon GmbH.
Commercial operations of the plant are expected to kick off by February 2017.
Last month, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) unveiled its final energy plan, under which renewables will account for 22% to 24% of the country’s power mix through fiscal 2030.
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