January 20 (Renewables Now) - Japan Renewable Energy (JRE) announced it has started the commercial operation of a 9.6-MW wind park in Japan’s Ishikawa prefecture.
The output of the JRE Shika Saikai Wind Farm, as the plant is named, will be "controlled to be 7,480 kW or less", according to information on the company's website.
Located in Shika municipality, the wind power facility is expected to generate 17.5 million kWh per year, enough to meet the annual demand of some 4,800 local households. This is equal to 60% of the houses in the town, the company stated in a previous press release.
Shika Saikai is estimated to help avoid around 11,200 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year. This plant is the company's fourth operational wind farm in the country.
Construction was initiated in June 2018. The wind farm, which is now operated by GK JRE Shika Saikai, is selling its output to Hokuriku Electric Power Company, JRE noted.