Tohoku Electric Power and ENEOS Corporation have agreed to join Japan Renewable Energy Corporation (JRE) in the development of the Happo Noshiro offshore wind project.
The Project aims to construct and operate offshore wind farms with a maximum output capacity of 155,000 kW in the offshore Noshiro City and Happo town Akita Prefecture.
JRE is currently conducting a range of studies, including environmental impact assessments, while holding dialogue with the local community and other stakeholders.
In July this year, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) designated the planned project area as one of ‘promising four sea areas for which preparations for organizing the council and other actions will start’ under the Act on Promoting the Utilization of Sea Areas for the Development of Marine Renewable Energy Power Generation Facilities. Going forward, it is anticipated that a council will be established and that the government will conduct a survey of wind and geological conditions toward designation as a project target area.