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SB Energy Plans to Develop 130MW of Wind Power Plants in Tohoku Region of Japan

2017/11/23 08:13
Sousuke Kudou, technical writer
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A 48MW wind power plant operating in Hamada City, Shimane Prefecture (source: SB Energy)

SB Energy Corp disclosed the planning phase environmental impact statement on wind power generation projects in Aomori, Akita and Iwate prefectures and made it available for public inspection Nov 10, 2017.

SB Energy is affiliated with the Softbank group and runs renewable energy-related businesses. All of the wind power plants are scheduled to start operations in December 2022.

In the "Wind Power Generation Project in Aomori Rokkasho Kita, Rokkasho Minami and Noheji (tentative name)," up to 64MW of wind power generators will be installed on about 7,172ha (total site area: 8,680ha) of land in Rokkasho-mura, Noheji-machi, Yokohama-machi and Tohoku-machi.

In the "Wind Power Generation Project in Akita Yurihonjo (tentative name)," up to 34MW of wind power generators will be installed on about 2,308ha (total site area: 2,903ha) of land in Yurihonjo City and Nikaho City, Akita Prefecture.

In the "Wind Power Generation Project in Iwate Hirono (tentative name)," up to 30.6MW of wind power generators will be installed on about 3,610ha (total site area: 5,980ha) of land in Hirono-cho, Iwate Prefecture.

The disclosure of the environmental impact statement is based on the Environmental Impact Assessment Act. It will be available for public inspection until Dec 11, 2017. SB Energy will accept written opinions until that date.

SB Energy has already started operation of a wind power plant with an output of about 48MW in Hamada City, Shimane Prefecture, and is planning to develop an offshore wind power plant with an output of about 100MW off the coast of the Port of Kashima. Also, the company started to operate a wind power plant with an output of about 50MW in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia in October 2017.