Monday, September 12, 2016

Japan: Video of 110 MW Hatchobaru Geothermal Power Station

After Fukushima, Japan turns to geothermal power for energy (Channel NewsAsia)

Japan’s energy supply has transformed since the Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011.

And while the restart of nuclear energy is slowly taking place, it is much lower than the 30 per cent reliance before the crisis.

Imported crude oil, liquid natural gas and coal feed the country's huge demand for power, and this has prompted the Shinzo Abe government to look at other alternative sources, such as geothermal power.

Japan’s largest geothermal plant – the Hatchobaru Geothermal Power Station – is located in Oita, southern Japan. Its total output is 110,000 kilowatts, and it powers about 37,000 households.

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