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November 23, 2021

Kakkonda, Japan

By Carmen

Kakkonda is an 80MW geothermal power project. It is located in Iwate, Japan. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in May 1978.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Geothermal 80 80 Active Iwate, Japan Japan Metals & Chemicals; JFE Engineering; Tohoku Electric Power


The project was developed by Japan Metals & Chemicals, JFE Engineering and Tohoku Electric Power. The project is currently owned by Tohoku Electric Power.

The geothermal site has in total 26 number of wells. All of them are production wells.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in May 1978.

Contractors Involved

Kakkonda (Kakkonda Unit 1) is equipped with Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 50MWe nameplate capacity. Tohoku Hydropower & Geothermal Energy, is the steam raising contractor for the project.

About Japan Metals & Chemicals

Japan Metals & Chemicals Co Ltd (JMC) is a metal alloy company that produces ferroalloys and other metals. The company provides product portfolio such as ferrosilicomanganese, manganese metal, ferroboron, ceramic products, high-purity metal chromium, and hydrogen storage alloy, silicon nitride, and others. It builds geothermal power generation plant in Japan. JMC offers consulting, research and development services for the use of geothermal resources. The company classified its business operations into three divisions namely, Ferroalloy, Functional Materials and Energy. It develops and markets ferroalloys that are an auxiliary material indispensable to steel making. The company has operations in Brazil, France and Japan. JMC is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About JFE Engineering

JFE Engineering Corp (JFE Engineering), a subsidiary of JFE Holdings, Inc. is an engineering company which offers engineering products and services in the field of environment, energy, steel structure and industrial machinery. The company’s products portfolio includes power generation plants, biomass, energy plants, energy-saving air conditioning, pipelines, control systems and steel structures. JFE Engineering offers services such as operations, maintenance, recycling, logistics, engineering and construction and maintenance of infrastructure. It also provides industrial machinery, waste to energy plants, ballast water management systems and multilevel bicycle parking systems. The company operates in Japan, the US, Vietnam, India, China, the Philippines and Germany. JFE Engineering is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About Tohoku Electric Power

Tohoku Electric Power Co Inc (Tohoku) is an electric utility. It generates, transmits and distributes electricity; and constructs electrical, telecommunication facilities and buildings, and civil engineering projects. The company produces power using thermal, nuclear, hydro and renewable sources. Tohoku also purchases electricity and secures energy from interchanges. It sources crude oil, coal, LNG and; and supplies LNG to power plants, provides information processing and telecommunication services. The company serves residential and commercial customers in Aomori, Iwate, Akita, Miyagi, Yamagata, Fukushima and Niigata Prefectures and others. Tohoku is headquartered in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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