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Kansai Electric Considering 6-Megawatt Wind Farm in Japan

Nov. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Kansai Electric Power Co. may develop a 6-megawatt wind farm in Wakayama prefecture in western Japan.

The Osaka-based utility plans to conduct a study on any environmental impact later this month to explore the possibility of building the plant, Kazushige Akita, a Tokyo-based spokesman for the utility, said by phone today.

The company’s 12-megawatt wind farm in Hyogo prefecture began trial operations in July with full operations expected to start in February, according to the spokesman. The utility is also considering developing another 6-megawatt wind station in Aichi prefecture, he said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Chisaki Watanabe in Tokyo at cwatanabe5@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Reed Landberg at landberg@bloomberg.net

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