|Facility Megawatt Capacity||122|
|Equipment Model||Mix of 85m and 97m HH, 103m rotor|
|Power Purchaser||Tohoku Electric Power Co.|
|Revenue Type||PPA (FiT)|
|Contract Tenor||20 year|
gallons of water conserved
metric tons of CO2 avoided
*Offset metrics are based on comparison with region coal fleet emissions when available or average US coal fleet
The Tsugaru Wind project, located near the coast of the Sea of Japan in Aomori prefecture, is currently under construction. Once complete, the facility will extend over 12 km and have a total capacity of 122 MW. It will be the first large-scale wind operation on agricultural land in Japan, and the largest wind facility in the country. The facility is set for commercial operation in mid-2020 and will operate under a 20-year power purchase agreement with Tohoku Electric.
The large Tsugaru Wind facility will bring payments to landowners and communities, as well as property taxes to support the area. Establishing a renewable energy industry base in the area will breathe new life into the traditionally agriculture-only economy.
Developing the Tsugaru Wind project on farmland allows GPI and Pattern Energy to generate more renewable energy in Japan, while also allowing landowners and the community to continue with agricultural practices. Utilizing existing land and supporting farmland through landowner payments prevents over-development in the country and drives renewable energy generation for use in the area.
The 122 MW Tsugaru Wind project will consist of 38 3.2 MW GE wind turbines.