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7.4MW Geothermal Power Plant Begins Operation in Iwate

2019/03/27 10:49
Sousuke Kudou, technical writer
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The 7.499MW geothermal power plant in Matsuohachimantai District (source: Iwate Chinetsu)

Iwate Chinetsu KK (Hachimantai City, Iwate Prefecture) built a geothermal power plant with a rated output of 7.499MW in Matsuohachimantai District, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, and started operation of the plant Jan 29, 2019.

This is the first time in 22 years that a geothermal power plant with an output higher than 7MW has begun operation in Japan.

Electricity generated at the plant is sold to Tohoku-Electric Power Co Inc at a price of ¥40/kWh based on the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme. JFE Engineering Corp provided construction services for the plant.