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Country's biggest wind farm up on Hokkaido

Japan's biggest wind farm of 20, 1 MW Bonus turbines at Wakkanai city in Hokkaido has been completed by Tomen Corp. Power will be sold to local utility Hokkaido Electric Power under a 17 year contract for ¥11.6/kWh. The plant cost ¥4.5 billion. Tomen is planning to develop at least another 200 MW of wind in Japan in the next three years, including a project at Shimokita in Aomori prefecture. Negotiations are ongoing with the local utility and an agreement with the land owners has been concluded. Tomen also has wind plants in Europe and North America and says its global share of the wind market is around 10%.

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