Auction Area (2021) - Happou Town & Noshiro City

30 May 2022: On 30 May 2022, METI and MLIT held the 13th joint meeting of the Offshore Wind Promotion group. This meeting included 13 participants from the offshore wind industry, including Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA), JWD, Jera, TEPCO, Kyuden Mirai. Participants responded to the first draft revision of the evaluation criteria and auction guidelines for the Happo-Noshiro auction. JWPA criticised the potential introduction of the feed-in-premium scheme, stating that the industry was not yet ready, and also criticised the 1 GW limit (suggesting an amendment based on percentage of total capacity offered in simultaneous auctions, rather than a set limit), and the redesign of the criteria. JWPA suggested that speed of implementation should instead be worth 40 points and that it should be included within the price criterion (so that supply price is only worth 80 points) and the feasibility of the business plan would still be worth a full 120 points, lessening the weight of price in auctions.
Development Zone
356 MW
4C Offshore | Location Map: Lat(40.264) Lon(139.981)

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356 MW
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