Japan wind power group aims for 10 GW offshore wind capacity by 2030

The Japan Wind Power Association aims to expand the country’s offshore wind power installed capacity to 10 GW in 2030 and 30-45 GW in 2040.

Offshore wind power currently provides only a small fraction of Japan’s electricity supply but is set to grow after a law, the Offshore Wind Promotion Act, came into force last year. Further, if the Japan government’s wind power efforts are successful then offshore power generation cost could fall to as low as 8 yen ($0.076) per kilowatt-hour (kWh) in early 2030s, close to the current cost of 5-6 yen/kWh in Europe.

 

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