Japan opens Goto City wind farm tender

In: Windfarms
The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism have issued a call for interest for developers looking to build an offshore wind farm off Goto City, Nagasaki Prefecture. It is the first development to take place under Japan’s offshore wind promotion law, which came into force April last year.

The Notice opens today (24 June 2020) and close on 24 December 2020 at 17:00 local time. A winner will be announced in June 2021. The wind farm will have a minimum capacity of 16.8 MW, with a feed-in tarrif of 36 yen/KWh.

Japan currently has 29 projects, totalling a combined capacity of around 14 GW. They are in different stages of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process. A further nine projects, totalling 3.6 GW, are conducting feasibility studies.

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