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Impact Webinar:
Vast Offshore Wind Potential in Japan

[Impact LIVE] Vast Potential for Japan Offshore Wind Ambitions  (Part of APAC Wind Energy Week 2023)

Date & Time: 15:30 - 17:30, GMT+9, Feb 7 Tuesday

Format: Digital Conference (Zoom Webinar)


It has been estimated that Japan has the potential for 144 GW for onshore wind and 608 GW of offshore wind capacity. Japan’s 6th Strategic Energy Plan also envisages renewables to account for 36% to 38% of its power generation mix in 2030. There's no doubt that offshore wind power will become an integral part of Japan’s decarbonisation strategy. However, judging from the current offshore wind power scale, Japan's offshore wind market has not yet ushered in a turning point, and its potential has yet to be released. Based on forward-looking thinking, this webinar serves as New Year's gift that will bring together public and private stakeholders to discuss the key opportunities and challenges of advancing Japan's offshore wind industry.


15:30 - 15:50 | [Opening] Japan's Wind Policy and Roadmap

Isshu Kikuma, Japan Renewable Analyst, BloombergNEF

15:50 - 16:10 | Upscaling Investment and Finance for Japan's Growing Offshore Wind Power Sector

Tomohiro Saito, Senior Vice President, Development Bank of Japan

16:10 - 16:30 | Inside Japan's Second Round Offshore Wind Tender and Criteria Assessments 

Masahiro Tanabe, Counsel, White & Case

16:30 - 16:50 | Powering Net-Zero with Floating Wind: The Global - Japan Prospects

William Cleverly, CEO, OWC

16:50 - 17:40 | [Leader’s Panel] Activating Japan's Offshore Wind Industry: The Key Determinants and Successful Factors



Pelayo Rodríguez Alonso, Senior Business Development Manager, OW Ocean Winds


Chikako Nakayama, Country Manager - Japan, Iberdrola

Tomohiro Saito, Senior Vice President, Development Bank of Japan

Hiroshi Iwao, Associate General Manager, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Roland Thompson, Executive Officer and Head of Business Improvement, Green Power Investment Corporation

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  • Olli Sipilä

Isshu Kikuma

Japan Renewable Analyst



Masahiro Tanabe


White & Case

  • Giulia Branzi

Pelayo Rodríguez Alonso

Senior BD Manager

OW Ocean Winds


Roland Thompson

Executive Officer and Head of Business Improvement

Green Power Investment Corporation

  • Sara Kärki

Tomohiro Saito

Senior Vice President

Development Bank of Japan

  • Giulia Branzi

William Cleverly



Hiroshi Iwao

Associate General Manager

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

  • Giulia Branzi

Chikako Nakayama

Country Manager - Japan



Kayla Shi

Assistant Content Analyst

Leader Associates

  • Giulia Branzi
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