Submission and Public Review of the Primary Environmental Impact Consideration Document for the Southern Tsugaru Offshore Wind Power Generation Project
JERA Co., Inc. (“JERA”) plans to develop an offshore wind power generation project (the “Project”) off the city of Tsugaru and the town of Ajigasawa in Aomori Prefecture, Japan, and today submitted its Primary Environmental Impact Consideration Document for the Southern Tsugaru Offshore Wind Power Generation Project1 (the “Document”) to the Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry.
JERA believes that the favorable wind conditions and shallow seabed off Tsugaru and Ajigasawa makes the area suitable for the development of bottom-fixed offshore wind power generation.
The Project will be located off the coast of Tsugaru and Ajigasawa and include as many as 63 wind turbines with a maximum generation capacity of 600MW.
As JERA aims to become a global leader in renewable energy, it has participated in offshore wind projects in the U.K. and Taiwan. JERA will apply its experience and expertise in the construction and operation of such large-scale offshore wind projects to the current Project.
The Document summarizes the results of deliberations concerning environmental conservation issues to be considered at the project planning stage. On 9 March the Document will be posted to JERA’s website and made available for public review at the administrative agencies listed in Attachment 2.
People with opinions on the Document from an environmental conservation standpoint are invited to submit them via post to the address listed in Attachment 2 or to drop them in boxes available at the public review locations.
JERA will continue to move the Project forward under the guidance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and other related authorities, giving due consideration to the opinions of other stakeholders.
1 Submission of the Primary Environmental Impact Consideration Document is the first of four phases stipulated under the Environmental Impact Assessment Law.
Attachment 1: Overview of the Southern Tsugaru Offshore Wind Power Generation Project
Attachment 2: Public Review of the Primary Environmental Impact Consideration Document for the Southern Tsugaru Offshore Wind Power Generation Project