1-2 October 2020
Japan’s nascent offshore wind market is one of the most promising opportunities for renewables in the APAC region, with the government aiming to develop at least 10GW of wind capacity by 2030, much of it through offshore. Foreign developers such as Orsted, Equinor, wpd and CIP have already established offices in the country, to participate in the development of the industry. German utility RWE is looking to invest in Japan’s offshore wind power projects and is in talks with potential Japanese partners. Japanese firm Shizen Energy Inc has agreed to partner with Canadian power producer Northland Power Inc to develop around 600 MW of offshore wind projects in Japan.
Recently, the Japanese government has designated eleven areas as potentially suitable for the development of offshore wind farms.