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Promoting expansion of introduction of offshore wind power generation
In order to expand introduction of offshore wind power generation, “the Act of Promoting Utilization of Sea Areas in Development of Power Generation Facilities Using Maritime Renewable Energy Resources” came into force in April 2019. Since then, METI and MLIT have been steadilyprogressing processes for designation of project target areas for promoting utilization of sea areas under the Act and calls for applicants as business operators of such projects every fiscal year. Four zones were designated as potential sea areas in July 2019, and of these, the area of Goto City, Nagasaki Prefecture was designated as a project target area in December 2019. In this area, the open call of offshore wind power generators was started in June 2020, and selection of business operator is scheduled in FY2021. The other three zones were also designated as promotion sea areas on July 21, 2020. Furthermore, on July 3, 2020, four new areas were designated as potential sea areas.
In this situation, METI and MLIT inaugurated a Public-Private Council on Enhancement of Industrial Competitiveness for Offshore Wind Power Generation in order to: advance expansion of systematic and continuous introduction of offshore wind power generation as well as enhancement of industrial competitiveness, build domestic industrial clusters, and develop infrastructure environments for industries related to such power generation, all of which are elements indispensable for the introduction, in a manner that the public and private sectors unite their efforts; and achieve a “virtuous cycle” in these sectors mutually.
In responce, the first meeting was held by the council on July 17, 2020, and opinions from business operators as to how investment expansion should proceed were exchanged there.

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