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2019/01/16

Installed capacity of wind power generation at the end of 2018: 3,653 MW, 2,310 units (Revised on 1 Feb.)

JWPA announces the installed capacity of wind power generation in Japan as of the end of December 2018.
They are surveyed by the JWPA.

The cumulative installed capacity at the end of December, 2018
= 3,654 MW, 2,310 units, 441 sites
Net new installation for 2018 (January-December)
= 261 MW, 100 units, 17 sites

The annual new installation has increased from 162 MW in 2017.
It is caused by the delay of many projects, due to Japanese time consuming Environmental Impact assessment procedure.

No new offshore wind turbines start operation in Japan 2018.
One 3MW floating wind turbine (supported by NEDO) is under commissioning 15 km offshore at Kitakyushu, Fukuoka pref.
It will start official operation early in 2019.


Ref: Past announcement for 2017
http://jwpa.jp/page_256_englishsite/jwpa/detail_e.html

Note: JWPA has researched old decommissioned sites last year.
Then, the cumulative installed capacity at the end of December, 2017
was re-estimated to as follows.

The revised cumulative installed capacity at the end of December, 2017
= 3,392 MW, 2,210 units, 424 sites
Revised net new installation for 2017 (January-December)
= 162 MW, 77 units, 14 sites