Visit windpowermonthlyevents.com for the latest on our upcoming conferences and webcasts

Japan

Japan

Developer scraps wind farm plans due to storage obligation

M&D Company, a Tokyo-based wind farm developer, has scrapped plans to build wind farms in Aomori Prefecture with a cumulative capacity of 50 MW. M&D had won contracts to supply power to Tohoku Electric Power Company, but decided against proceeding due to technological and economic complexities caused by the utility's insistence that wind plant be equipped with storage batteries to even out variability of power supply. The company still plans to eventually develop the three sites at the northern tip of Japan's main Honshu island: a 10 MW wind farm in Yokohama-cho, a 20 MW plant near Goshogawara City and a 19.3 MW wind farm in Nakadomari-cho. A requirement for dedicated power storage for wind farms has become a common feature of calls for wind power capacity in Japan. M&D operates six wind farms in the country using turbines from Vestas, Nordex and GE.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Windpower Monthly Events

Latest Jobs