Japan starts offshore wind auction for Goto in Nagasaki

Japan starts offshore wind auction for Goto in Nagasaki

Japanese METI(Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) and MLIT(Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) start auction for Goto sea area (Max. 21MW, 8-10 turbines, floating) in Nagasaki pref. on 24 June 2020. The auction deadline is on 24 Dec. 2020, and the winner will be decided in June 2021. This is the 1st auction at General Common Sea Area in Japan. (As for Port Associated Sea Area, we have auction experience already. Such as Kitakyushu Hibikinada project.)
The PPA price is 36 JPY/kWW, because this is floating offshore wind project.
(As for fixed bottom type, the PPA price shall be decided by auction.)

長崎県五島市沖の促進区域について再エネ海域利用法に基づき公募占用指針を定めました(公募の開始)(in Japanese) by METI & MLIT on 24 June 2020

On the other hands, 4 zones are waiting for official nomination. MLIT has announced the intention of nominating 4 zones (3 Akita & Choshi) on 22 June 2020. The public hearing os done by 30 June.

再エネ海域利用法第8条第3項に基づく海洋再生可能エネルギー発電設備整備促進区域の指定の案の公告及び縦覧について(in Japanese)
- Mitane & Oga city, in Akita pref. (秋田県能代市、三種町及び男鹿市沖)
- Yurihonjo city (Northern part), in Akita pref. (秋田県由利本荘市沖, 北側)
- Yurihonjo city (Southern part), in Akita pref. (秋田県由利本荘市沖, 南側)
- Choshi city, in Chiba pref. (千葉県銚子市沖)

【News report】
Japan launches tender for floating wind farm off Nagasaki
by Renewables Now, on 25 June 2020

※ The auction participants should be "Japanese corporation" at Goto.
Japanese government explains the reason that it is easier to grasp the progress.
And, they said "it does not intend to exclude specific countries".

洋上風力発電「国内法人」に限定 長崎・五島市沖の事業者公募で(in Japanese) on 13 July 2020, By Kyodo