JERA LAUNCHES COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS AT JAPAN’S LARGEST WIND FARM

January 05, 2024

JERA and Green Power Investment Corporation (GPI) began operations at the Ishikari Bay New Port Offshore Wind Farm—the largest commercial wind farm in Japan and the first in Japan to adopt large 8,000 kW wind turbines—which they own through Green Power Ishikari GK, a special-purpose corporation.
Located in Hokkaido’s Ishikari Bay New Port, the wind farm has installed 14 wind turbines manufactured by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy that each have an output of 8,000 kW for a total output of 112,000 kW. Onshore construction was carried out by Kajima Corporation and offshore construction by a joint venture between Shimizu Corporation and Nippon Steel Engineering Co.
All electricity generated will be supplied to Hokkaido Electric Power Network after being routed through a project transformer substation with 180,000 kWh of battery storage capacity—a distinguishing feature of the wind farm—and then through HEPN’s Nishi Sapporo Substation.
(Source and image: Jera – Final installation works ai Ishikari Bay New Port offshore windfarm)