The Japanese government has chosen two new ocean zones off the northeastern part of the country to promote offshore wind-power generation.
The two so-called promotion zones are located in the Sea of Japan off the coasts of Yamagata and Aomori prefectures.
Grid operators will be chosen through public tender. The bid-winning firms will have preferential rights to operate in the zones for up to 30 years.
The government identifies ocean areas fit for offshore wind farming as promotion zones based on current laws. Eight areas have already been chosen.
Officials aim to boost Japan’s offshore wind-power generation capability to around 30 to 45 gigawatts by 2040.
Source : NHK