JERA Reveals Ishikari Bay Offshore Wind Project

Japanese utility JERA has submitted the Planning Phase Environmental Impact Statement for an offshore wind project off Ishikari Bay in Japan.


The planned offshore wind farm will be located at least 2.5km offshore from Ishikari and Otaru and is expected to include up to 65 turbines with a maximum generation capacity of 520 MW.

JERA stated that Ishikari Bay is suitable for the installation of bottom-fixed foundations due to its favorable wind conditions, shallow seabed, and the spare capacity of the nearby power grid.

According to the company, the project includes the installation of an energy storage system to mitigate the impact on the power system of fluctuations in wind power generation output.

A public review process for the Environmental Impact Statement is about to begin and end on 24 September.