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2017/09/24
Japan plans new laws to encourage offshore wind power at general common sea area

Japanese government intends to fix new law for promoting offshore wind power development at general common sea area by next March.

Japan plans new laws to encourage offshore wind power generatio…
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2017/08/30
Japanese METI starts new committee for planning new energy vision

Japanese government settle long term energy vision every 3 years. The next vision shall be declared in 2018.
METI starts new committee called "Energy situation roundtable" to examine the direction o…
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2017/08/03
Renewable Energy Institute released a report "For Greater Deployment of Wind Power—Examining Land Use Regulations and Environmental Impact Assessment"

REPORT
For Greater Deployment of Wind Power
—Examining Land Use Regulations and Environmental Impact Assessment (English Abridged Version)
http://www.renewable-ei.org/en/activities/reports_2017080
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2017/07/13
Japanese METI has discussed renewable energy mass-introduction

Japanese government(METI) holds 5 study meetings for "renewable energy mass-introduction".

METI will assess Japan's long term energy supply & demand plan (energy mix plan) next spring. The main ch…
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2017/06/15
JWPA celebrates Global Wind Day in 2017

The JWPA celebrates our 10th Wind Day, since the 1st off-European Wind Day at Yokohama in 2008.
The accumulated GWD participants in Japan has exceeds 10,000 this year.
We hold more than 30 events a…
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2017/04/17
Kitakyushu Hibikinada offshore wind bidding winners establish SPC

Kitakyushu city government made offshore wind power development bidding according to the amended Port & Harbor Law last Sept. and they announced winners last Feb..
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2017/04/11
Japanese Ministerial Conference offers action plan for renewable energy promotion

Accelerate the environmental impact assessment for wind power and promote offshore wind development


- Japanese government re-organized “Ministerial Conference for renewable energy” to “Mi…
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2017/03/28
Hokkaido Electric Power Co. (HEPCO) start recruiting 1GW of new wind power with large battery

Hokkaido Electric Power Co. (HEPCO) start recruiting 1GW of new wind power with large batteries which are installed at substations in the grid lines.

Many developers will propose this recruiting, …
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2017/03/23
NEDO Releases new integrated offshore wind resource map

NEDO has developed the integrated offshore wind resource map and released it in March 2017.
It is opened to public by Web, but unfortunately, its instruction is written only in Japanese.

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2017/03/20
Japanese government orders wind turbine owners to perform & report safety inspection every 3 years from next April.

Japanese METI (who is in charge of power plant safety) starts periodic safety inspection report system for all wind turbines over 500kW from 1 April 2017.
The Japan Electric Association (JEA) has s…
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