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Kyushu Electric kicks off 4.5 MW Mt. Eboshi geothermal project, Japan

Kyushu Electric kicks off 4.5 MW Mt. Eboshi geothermal project, Japan Kirishima Mountains, Kogoshima Pref., Japan (source: flickr/ Raita Futo, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 15 May 2022

Kyushu Electric Power Co kicks of construction work on 4.5 MW geothermal project at Mt. Eboshi, Kirishima in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

In a release shared last week, Japan-based Kyushu Electric Power Company (Kyuden) announced it has initiated work preparation for the construction of a geothermal power station in the northeastern area of Mt. Eboshi, situated in Kirishima City, Kagoshima. The aim is to develop and install geothermal power generation, which can offer a power source that excels in effective domestic energy use and global warming mitigation.

In 1998, the company identified geothermal resources at the Mt. Eboshi site after drilling an exploration well. Following a geothermal development promotion survey by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), surveying activities continued.

Now Kyuden been proposing to install a power station by complying with an ordinance on power generation businesses using Kirishima City hot springs, and received consent of the city on April 14, 2022.

The plant has a planned 4.5 MW power generation capacity using binary cycle technology

the company will proceed with procedures necessary for constructing the power station, aiming to begin construction work in June 2023 and start to operate the power station by the end of fiscal year 2024.

Kyushu Electric Power Company will promote geothermal development efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

Source: Company release