Japan to Operate Offshore Wind Turbines With Tepco, J-Power

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Japan will begin operating two offshore wind turbines this year as it tries to diversify its energy mix and develop turbine technologies.

A 2.4-megawatt turbine has been installed off Choshi in Chiba prefecture in a research project with Tokyo Electric Power Co., Masaharu Itoh, director of the new energy technology department of Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, said yesterday in an interview. NEDO also plans a 2-megawatt turbine off Kitakyushu on the southern island of Kyushu next month in a project with Electric Power Development Co., also known as J-Power.