Workshop Japan’s Strategy for Deployment of Offshore Wind

8 March 2019

in Japanese

Renewable Energy Institute together with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Bloomberg L.P.,  jointly conducted a workshop on 8 March titled "Japan’s Strategy for Deployment of Offshore Wind."

The proclamation of Japan’s new offshore wind power law will stimulate the expansion of offshore wind power energy generation, which is expected to lead to the further development and utilization of the power transmission network and in turn to provide momentum for the expansion of onshore wind power generation, which is currently struggling.

The Workshop has invited Ben Backwell, Chief Executive Officer, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), and David Kang, Bloomberg NEF, to introduce international trends in offshore wind power generation. Representatives from relevant national and local governments, legal specialists and operators of international businesses already engaged in offshore wind energy power generation, joined to discuss their expectations and the issues they can foresee for moving forward with the expansion of Japan’s introduction of offshore wind power generation.


Opening Remarks              
Tomas Kåberger Chair of Executive Board, Renewable Energy Institute

Offshore Wind: From Europe to Asia
 David Kang APAC Lead Energy Economics, Bloomberg NEF

 Globalization of Offshore Wind
 Ben Backwell Chief Executive Officer, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) DL

*The video is in original sound (no voice-over translations)

Panel Discussion
Part I: Policy Approaches to Expanding Offshore Wind
Henrik Stiesdal   Global Offshore Wind Ambassador, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
- Peder Bo Sørensen   Special Advisor, Cleantech, Invest in Denmark, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark DL
- Naohiro Kaji   Deputy Director, New and Renewable Energy Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) DL
- Takuto Ichimura   Of Counsel, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (law firm)DL
- Shigeki Saito   Director for Alternative Energy Resources Office, Industry Promotion Division, Department of Industry, Labor and Tourism, Niigata Prefectural Government DL

    [Moderator] Mika Ohbayashi Director, Renewable Energy Institute

Part II: Opportunities and Challenges in Offshore Wind Investment, Development and Project Support
- Koji Shiroishi    General Manager, Project Finance Department, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. DL
- Matthias Bausenwein  President for for Asia Pacific, Ørsted DL
- Naoaki Eguchi   Partner, Baker & McKenzie (law firm) DL
- Yuji Mitsutake   General Manager, “Green Energy Port” Project Office, Seaport and Airport Bureau, Kitakyushu City DL
- Yoshinori Ueda    General Manager, International Affairs and Communication Department, Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) DL

  [Moderator]  Tomas Kåberger Chair of Executive Board, Renewable Energy Institute

Event Details

Date & Time Friday, 8 March 2019 14:00-17:00
Venue Bloomberg L.P. (Tokyo)
Co- organizers 

Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) 
Renewable Energy Institute
Bloomberg L.P.


External Links

  • JCI 気候変動イニシアティブ
  • 自然エネルギー協議会
  • 指定都市 自然エネルギー協議会
  • irelp
  • 全球能源互联网发展合作组织

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