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Mar 15, 2024
Mar 15, 2024

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Invenergy’s Rusutsu Wind Energy Center Reaches Commercial Operations in Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN (March 14, 2024) – The Rusutsu Wind Energy Center, Invenergy’s first onshore wind energy center in Japan, has reached commercial operations.
The Rusutsu Wind Energy Center is located in Rusutsu Village, Abuta District, approximately 60 km southwest of Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture. Built at a high elevation of 800 meters, the project overcame geographic and weather challenges, including heavy snowfall, to maximize renewable energy generation capacity in the region. It consists of 15 wind turbines manufactured by GE Vernova, each of which can produce up to 4.2 megawatts (MW) for a total installed capacity of 63 MW – enough to power 35,000 Japanese households, while offsetting 64,000 tons of carbon emissions annually.
“Invenergy is proud to deliver another operating clean energy project in Japan, said Masa Oya, Senior VP and Japan Business Unit Head at Invenergy. “We are grateful for the people of Rusutsu Village, Hokkaido, the administrative agencies, GE Vernova and our construction partner Kajima Corporation for helping make this project a reality. We look forward to building on our track record to deliver more clean energy solutions in Japan.”
“The start of commercial operations at Rusutsu is a significant milestone for our growing Japan team and demonstrates Invenergy’s unique experience building clean energy infrastructure across the globe,” said Bryan Schueler, Senior EVP and Construction Business Leader at Invenergy. “The Rusutsu Wind Energy Center is a testament to Invenergy’s innovation and ability to deliver competitive clean energy options that meet our customers’ needs in the market.”
Invenergy has operated in Japan for more than 10 years and has successfully developed and operated a portfolio of solar projects. As Invenergy’s first operating onshore wind project in Japan, Rusutsu reaffirms the company’s commitment to support Japan’s clean energy goals. In 2023, Invenergy expanded its in-country leadership team with the appointment of Masa Oya to lead Japan operations and the company will continue to advance a pipeline of additional wind projects.
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