After two years on hold, Tohoku Electric Power Company, the utility responsible for one of Japan's windiest regions, is reopening applications for wind farm developments this month. It is calling for bids for a 50 MW wind farm, using turbines rated at 2 MW or more, and a 5 MW plant for this financial year, while next year it plans a slightly larger request. Tohoku put wind development plans on hold in 2004 due to concerns over the impact of wind power and the quality of its electricity supplies.
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