Idemitsu to Build 5MW Geothermal Power Plant in Southwest Japan

(Bloomberg) — Idemitsu Kosan Co., will build a 5-megawatt
geothermal power station in the southwestern prefecture of Oita,
the company said in a statement Monday.

The plant will start running in March 2017, according to
the statement. It will be set up near a 27.5-megawatt geothermal
power station jointly operated by Kyushu Electric Power Co. and
Idemitsu.

The new project will use binary technology, a type of
geothermal power plant that allows lower-temperature geothermal
reserves to be used than is traditionally found in power
generation using underground heat.

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Reed Landberg at
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Iain Wilson, Andrew Hobbs

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