A 7.4MW Geothermal Power Plant Begins Operation in Iwate, Japan.

Iwate Chinetsu KK (Hachimantai City, Iwate Prefecture) built a geothermal power plant with a rated output of 7.499MW in Matsuohachimantai District, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, and started operation of the plant.

This is the first time in 22 years that a geothermal power plant with an output higher than 7MW has begun operation in Japan.

Electricity generated at the plant is sold to Tohoku-Electric Power Co Inc at a price of ¥40/kWh based on the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme. JFE Engineering Corp provided construction services for the plant.