Workshop The Need for Accelerated Regulatory Reform to Expand Offshore Wind

30 November 2022

in Japanese

Japan's offshore wind industry is still in the early stages of development and various reforms are needed to move forward to the next drastic phase of accelerated expansion. In particular, there is an urgent need to conform with the technical standards, conformity assessment, and certification systems for offshore wind power generation with internationally recognized norms.

In this workshop, we explored how standardization and certification processes can be streamlined and simplified, introduced best practices from Europe, where offshore wind power is at the core of the green transformation, and discussed how these could be implemented in the Japanese regulatory, accreditation, and conformity assessment processes.


[MC]Ilkka Saarinen Counsellor, Trade Section, Delegation of the European Union to Japan

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

Welcome Speech
Jean-Eric Paquet Ambassador-Designate, Delegation of the European Union to Japan

Introduction to the Study
On Standards, Technical Regulation and Conformity Assessment in Japanese and European Offshore Wind Power Market: current implementation and best practices
Mika Kudo Senior Researcher, Renewable Energy InstituteDL

Panel Discussion   (in alphabetical order)
Tetsuo Saitou Senior Research Fellow, Renewable Energy InstituteDL
Kenji Sato Head of LAC Sales Solutions (LAC : Load, Aerodynamics and Control), MHI Vestas JapanDL (in Japanese)
Masakatsu Terazaki Managing Director, Kyuden Mirai EnergyDL (in Japanese)
Yukinobu Uchida Market Area Manager Japan, Energy Systems, DNV AS Japan Branch
Sayuri Watanabe Japan Representative, World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) DL (in Japanese)
[Moderator]Mika Ohbayashi Director, Renewable Energy Institute


<Related Links>
Press Release  Renewable Energy Institute Collaborates in an Offshore Wind Energy Project by the European Commission (11 October 2022)
Sectoral Study   Standards, technical regulation and conformity assessment in the Japanese and European offshore wind power market: current implementation and best practices  (July 2022)

Event Details

Date / Time Wednesday 30 November 2022 / 15:00-17:00 (JST) 7:00-9:00 (CET)
Co-organized by Renewable Energy Institute
Delegation of the European Union to Japan
Event Format

(1) Onsite Iino Conference
(2) Virtual webcasted via Zoom

Admission Free (prior registration required)

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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