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First Meeting of Public-Private Council on Enhancement of Industrial Competitiveness for Offshore Wind Power Generation to be Held

July 9, 2020

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) will inaugurate 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 competitiveness of industries related to such power generation which is indispensable for the introduction in a manner that the public and private sectors unite their efforts. In response, the council will hold its first meeting on July 17, 2020.

Power Generation Facilities (“Act on Sea Areas Utilization for Renewable Energy”) came into force in April 2019. Since then, METI and MLIT have been steadily progressing 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.

In this situation, METI and MLIT will inaugurate 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 response, the council will hold its first meeting as below.

Notice

1. Date and time

July 17 (Fri.), 2020; from 13:00 to 15:00

2. Venue

Special Meeting Room No.4, Mita Kaigisho (address: 2-1-8 Mita, Minato Ward, Tokyo)

3. Agenda of the first meeting (tentative)

4. Other information

Meeting materials and a link for live broadcasting of the meeting will be posted on the following websites by the date of the meeting.

Division in Charge

New and Renewable Energy Division, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy