Geothermal Business

Idemitsu's Geothermal Business Initiatives

We have been engaged in geothermal resource exploration since the 1970s.
In 1996, Idemitsu started the steam supply business for the Takigami Power Station of Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. in Kokonoe Town, Oita Prefecture. In 2017, we started independent operation of the Takigami Binary Power Plant.
We are currently planning to build a new geothermal power plant in the Oyasu area of Akita Prefecture.

Idemitsu will continue to engage in geothermal resource exploration and development also operation of geothermal power plants, aiming at domestic/overseas geothermal development as regional industry.

What is geothermal power generation?

What is geothermal power generation? Why is it called renewable energy?
The mechanism of extracting energy from the underground will be explained.

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