POWER UTILITY | Staff Reporter, Japan

Japan selects 11 offshore wind areas for development

Four will immediately be prepared for wind and geological surveys.

The Japanese government has identified 11 new areas for offshore wind development. Four areas lie offshore Akita prefecture: Noshiro (Mitane and Oga), Yurihonjo (north and south), Happou and Noshiro, and Katagami.

There are also three areas offshore Aomori prefecture: Nihon sea (north), Nihon sea (south), and Mutsu bay.

Two areas are offshore Nagasaki prefecture: Goto, which is suited for floating wind, and Saikai (Ejima). The remaining areas are offshore Tokyo prefecture (Choshi) and Niigata prefecture (Murakami & Tainai).

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Four of the areas will immediately undergo preparations for wind and geological surveys, local media reported.

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