Tohoku Electric joins SB Energy in 38-MW Japanese wind project

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August 8 (Renewables Now) - Japanese utility Tohoku Electric Power Co Inc (TYO:9506) has joined local energy firm developer SB Energy Corp to co-develop a 37.8-MW wind project in Japan’s Fukui prefecture.

According to SB Energy's announcement on Friday, the duo will jointly conduct a development feasibility study for the project.

The park is planned to feature nine 4.2 MW wind turbines to be installed at the foot of Mount Kunimidake in Fukui City. Construction is set to start construction in September 2024, while power generation is expected to commence by May 2027.

Once up and running, the wind farm should be able to generate approximately 104,784 MWh of clean electricity per year, enough to meet the annual power consumption of some 29,106 local households.

The development of the project will be carried out by SB Energy Fukui Sub-Branch, the Japanese energy company noted.

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