Pattern Energy completes its first wind project in Japan

By Michelle Froese
Windpower Engineering
March 24, 2018

Pattern Energy Group Inc. announced the completion of its 33-MW Ohorayama Wind-power facility, which is located in Japan’s Kochi Prefecture.

“Ohorayama Wind is our first wind project in Japan to complete construction and it was on schedule and under budget,” said Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Energy.”

 

The 33-MW Ohorayama Wind farm consists of 11, 3.0-MW GE wind turbines, and is located on the island of Shikoku in Japan.

Located in Kochi Prefecture, on the island of Shikoku, Ohorayama Wind consists of 11, 3.0-MW GE wind turbines. The project operates under a 20-year power purchase agreement with Shikoku Electric Power Company, which has an A-credit rating.

Including Ohorayama Wind, Pattern Energy has five renewable energy facilities in Japan, including four in operations and one in construction, totaling 206 MW of owned capacity.

“Ohorayama will be followed by the Tsugaru project, which has started construction and will be the largest wind power facility in Japan when it’s completed in 2020,” shared Garland. “We have built a sound foundation for growing our business in Japan, which is one of the most robust renewables markets in the world. Our projects have been developed, constructed, and will be operated by our affiliate and partner, GPI, which has one of the best development pipelines in Japan consisting of 2.4 gigawatts of wind projects.”

The Ohorayama Wind facility was jointly developed by Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) and Green Power Investment Corporation.