April 29 (Renewables Now) - Japan Renewable Energy (JRE) earlier this month held a groundbreaking ceremony for a 17-MW wind park in Japan’s Yamagata prefecture.
The JRE Tsuruoka Hachimoriyama Wind Farm, as it is named, is located in Tsuruoka municipality and will have five turbines of 3.4 MW each. Construction is scheduled for completion in December 2020, JRE said on Friday. After that it will have an operational life of around 20 years.
The wind farm is expected to generate some 36.9 million kWh annually, or enough power to meet the annual demand of some 10,250 local households, according to the company. It will sell its output to Japanese electric utility Tohoku Electric Power Co Inc (TYO:9506).
Tsuruoka Hachimoriyama is estimated to also avoid around 19,220 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year.