Energy and Environmental Services

Abdul Latif Jameel General Trading Japan, a progressive developer of clean energy, launched its two first ‘micro’ wind turbines at Cape Erimo – Japan’s “Wind Town” – in south-east Hokkaido, the country’s northernmost major island. This is the first in a series of pilot wind energy projects, planned across Japan, working in partnership Abdul Latif Jameel Energy.

With a capacity of 20 KW each, these new installations will bring the total micro-turbines to be delivered through this project to 20: 6 units in Hokkaido, 12 in Aomori and 2 in Akita. Their combined power will generate a total of 400 KW into the national grid: enough to supply energy to around 400 typical homes and saving around 1,000 tons of CO2 annually through 20 year agreements with regional power companies Hokkaido Electric Power Company and Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. respectively.

Cape Erimo was chosen for the turbines, as the wind blows at over 10 meters/minute for more than 260 days a year making it one of the strongest wind potential areas in Japan. Harnessing the country’s significant wind power potential across Hokkaido and Tohoku, offers a valuable natural resource, with opportunities to develop the local economy and to cultivate Japan’s green energy sector.