Of the many applications received by NEDO, seven wind data collection and analysis projects were chosen instead of the intended three, along with two system-design projects. On-site wind measurements are due to start this month and continue for a year.
For fiscal year 1996, starting in April, NEDO has applied for a budget of YEN 390 million for wind projects. Of this, YEN 60 million would go to wind data collection at three sites, YEN 30 million for wind plant system design at three sites and YEN 300 million for installation of wind plant at two sites. As the budget for installation subsidies is likely to be too high for the numbers of applications, NEDO is considering moving some of the cash over for wind measurements.