At the moment, Japan has only four sites generating offshore wind power, for a total of 20 megawatts of capacity.
However, as an island country surrounded by the sea, experts report that there is huge potential for wind farms development.
Starting in April 2021 until fiscal 2030-2031, Japan goals to approve three to four projects per year, with a total generation capacity of 1 gigawatt (GW).
In order to give a boost to the offshore initiative, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) plans to build storage facilities nationwide for the parts required for construction, as well as enhance some ports.
Concluding, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) from its side, will further revise power grid rules to scrap restrictions on greener power suppliers.