JERA submits Environmental Impact Statement for Ishikari Bay

In: Windfarms
JERA Co., Inc. (JERA) has submitted its Planning Phase Environmental Impact Statement for the Ishikari Bay offshore wind project to the Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry.

The Statement summaries the results of deliberations regarding issues for which environmental conservation should be considered at the project planning stage. It is the first of four phases stipulated under the Environmental Impact Assessment Law.
The planned offshore wind power generation project will be located at least 2.5km offshore from the cities of Ishikari and Otaru and include as many as 65 wind turbines, mounted on bottom-fixed foundations, with a maximum generation capacity of 520MW. To mitigate the impact on the power system of fluctuations in wind power generation output, the project includes the installation of energy storage system.

JERA is 50-50 joint venture between TEPCO Fuel & Power, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo Electric Power Company, and Chubu Electric Power. Headquartered in Chuo City, the company has has participated in offshore wind projects in the U.K. and Taiwan. 

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