A trio of Japanese firms have agreed a joint investment project to develop a new 155 megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm, Kallanish Energy reports.
Japan Renewable Energy Corp. (JRE), Tohoku Electric Power and Eneos Corp. are to jointly invest in the Happo Noshiro offshore wind project, located off the coast of Noshiro City and Happo town in Akita Prefecture.
The project will comprise 22 wind turbines with a maximum capacity of 155 MW. The project is expected to commence operations during 2024, according to JRE.
In a statement announcing the joint venture, JRE said it is currently conducting a range of studies related to the project, including “environmental impact assessments, while holding dialogue with the local community and other stakeholders.”
JRE also announced in a separate statement that it would be partnering with Tohoku Electric Power to investment in three wind power projects in the Tohoku region. The JRE Tsuruoka Hachimoriyama wind farm, JRE Shichinohe Towada wind Farm and JRE Oritsumedake South 1 wind farm will have a combined capacity of approximately 97,000 kilowatts (KW) and annual power generation of approximately 265 gigawatts. The projects are due to commence operations between 2021 and 2023.
“Going forward JRE and Tohoku Electric Power will cooperate to utilize their respective knowledge related to development and operation of the power generation business as well as the managerial resources and will serve to further expand onshore wind power generation in the Tohoku region, including wind power projects that JRE is pursuing in the Tohoku Electric Power’s service area,” said JRE’s statement.
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