February 6 (Renewables Now) - Japanese electric utility Electric Power Development Co Ltd (TYO:9513), known as J-POWER, announced today its 21-MW Esashi wind farm on Hokkaido island has commenced power generation.
The wind park is the result of a 70/30 partnership between J-Wind Co Ltd, J-POWER's wholly-owned subsidiary, and compatriot SymEnergy Inc.
Operated by Esashi Green Energy Co Ltd, the wind plant consists of five wind turbines, each of 4.2 MW, supplied by General Electric (NYSE:GE).
With the new commissioning, J-POWER now has 21 wind parks in Japan in operation and reached roughly 662.4 MW of wind power capacity in the country, including facilities in operation and under construction as well as plants that are being updated.
At present, the company has around 876.64 MW of operating and under-construction wind energy capacity worldwide.