Kyushu Electric Power / Geothermal power plant
Kyushu Electric Power / Hachobaru Geothermal plant
Japan’s largest thermal power plant utilized Geothermal.
Geothermal power generation is a method of generating electricity by turning the turbine
directly with steam taken from the deep underground.
The plant is located in Kokonoe where southwestern part of Oita Prefecture, east and south are
surrounded by the Kuju Mountains. There are many Onsen or hot springs in the town, especially
Sujiyu Onsen boast the largest scale.
What to learn
Environmentally friendly thermal power generation system utilized Geothermal.
Where to visit
Exhibition hall, Control room, Turbine room and Boiler plant
Introduce generation system
Generation capacity : 110,000 Kw
|Address||601 Hachobaru Yunotubo, Kokonoe-machi, Kusu-gun, Oita-prefecture|
|Access||One and half hours from Fukuoka-city, two and half hoours from Kitakyushu-city by vehicle|
|Days of visit||Weekdays except Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays|
|Fee||No visiting fee is required|
|Booking||Can be made by Japan KYUSHU Tourist|