According to the latest data released by GWEC Market Intelligence, 2020 was a record year for wind power growth in the Asia Pacific. This growth was driven by China, which installed 52 GW of new wind power capacity in 2020 according to initial data – double what the country installed in 2019 and more capacity installed in a single year by any country in history.
The Japan Offshore Wind Task Force, formed jointly by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) aims to address regulatory and industrial bottlenecks that stand in the way of unlocking Japan’s vast offshore wind power potential. The Task Force is chaired by Jin Kato, President at JWPA, and Alastair Dutton, Chair of GWEC’s Global Offshore Wind Task Force.
The Japan Offshore Wind Task Force brings together both local and global wind industry players, and focuses on engaging regularly with key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to share best practices, conduct studies and create enhanced stakeholder cooperation to build a thriving offshore wind market in Japan.
Japan Offshore Wind Task Force Members
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Today the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) have announced that they have formed a joint Japan Offshore Wind Task Force to drive offshore wind growth in Japan. As of December 2019, Japan has 65.6MW of offshore wind capacity, including five floating turbines totalling 19MW. However, the full scale of Japan’s offshore wind potential has yet to be unlocked due to regulatory and industrial bottlenecks, both of which this Task Force aims to address.