JERA, world’s largest LNG buyer, sets up offshore wind base

SourceEnergy Voice
SectorOil & Gas

JERA, the largest power generation company in Japan, producing about 30% of the nation’s electricity, has opened an office in the city of Akita as a base for offshore wind projects off the coast of Akita Prefecture. Favorable wind conditions along the Japan Sea from Hokkaido to Tohoku make it a promising area with many locations suitable for offshore wind power generation, JERA, which is also the world’s largest buyer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), said in a statement. “In Akita Prefecture, bidding for the development of offshore wind power projects (off Noshiro City, Mitane Town, and Oga City and off Yurihonjo City) is now being conducted under the Act on Promoting the Utilization of Sea Areas for the Development of Marine Renewable Energy Power Generation Facilities. JERA aims to participate together with its business partners,” the company said. “Because JERA believes that Akita Prefecture, as a first-mover, will become a hub for the accumulation of information and human resources related to more...