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New 7.4 MW geothermal plant started operations in Iwate, Japan

Geothermal plant in Hachimantai City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan (source: Iwate Chinetsu)
Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 31 Mar 2019

A new geothermal power plant started operations in Japan. The plant with an installed capacity of 7.4 MW went online in January 2019 in Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

As reported by Nikkei this week, a new geothermal power plant went online in Japan. The plant in Iwate Chinetsu KK (Hachimantai City, Iwate Prefecture) started operations already in late January 2019 with a rated output of 7.499MW in Matsuohachimantai District, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

The plant sells its electricity to Tohoku-Electric Power Co. Inc at a price of JPY 40/ kWh or around $0.36/ kWh under the current feed-in-tariff scheme. The construction services for the plant were provided by JFE Engineering Corp.

Source: Nikkei BP