RWE Renewables Japan

RWE to join the Global Offshore Wind Summit-Japan 2023 as a gold sponsor

7 September 2023, Japan

RWE, one of the world’s leading companies for renewable energies, is taking part in the third Global Offshore Wind Summit-Japan 2023 (GOWS-J) to be held in Kitakyushu-City in Kyushu, the forefront of the offshore wind power development in Japan, from 11 October to 13 October, 2023. This underlines RWE’s ambitions to further expand its renewables business to Japan and the wider Asia-Pacific region. As a glold sponsor for the event, RWE will participate in the conference as speakers as well as in the exhibition. RWE staff will share their insights and experience in the development, construction and operation of large-scale offshore wind farms as well as its related businesses, such as power purchase agreements.

RWE is a global leader in offshore wind, with more than 20-years experience in successfully developing, building and operating offshore wind projects.  RWE see good growth opportunities for offshore wind in the APAC region having established offices e.g. in Japan and South Korea.  Particularly, offshore wind has been attracting attention in Japan towards an ambitious target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.  In 2019, RWE opened its Tokyo office and now having a local presence of over 50 offshore wind professionals, RWE aims to leverage its global capabilities and expertise to develop, build and operate large scale offshore wind farms in Japan – together with its Japanese partners.

RWE has ambitious plans for further growth in the field of renewable energies

RWE is determined to contribute its expertise gained from the realisation and operation of 19 offshore wind farms in five European countries to forge ahead with offshore wind in Japan. By 2030, RWE intends to grow its global offshore wind capacity from currently 3.3 GW to 8 GW (capacity represents RWE’s share only). Currently, RWE is constructing its 1.4 GW Sofia project in the UK, one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world. Furthermore, RWE is well on track to become a leader in floating wind and aims to have 1 GW of floating wind developed or under construction by 2030 and at least 4GW of floating wind capacity developed by 2035. To gain experience early, RWE is participating in multiple floating demonstration projects in Norway, Spain and the US, each based on different technical concepts.

RWE is leading the way to a green energy world. With an extensive investment and growth strategy, the company will expand its powerful, green generation capacity to 50 GW internationally by 2030. RWE is investing over €50 billion gross for this purpose in this decade. The portfolio is based on offshore and onshore wind, solar, hydropower, hydrogen, batteries, biomass and gas.

Overview of the Global Offshore Wind Summit-Japan 2023

Event title The Global Offshore Wind Summit-Japan 2023
Dates Wednesday, 11 October – Friday, 13 October, 2023, 9:00am-6:00pm
Venue Kitakyushu International Conference Center
Kitakyushu Convention and Visitors Association
3-9-30 Asano, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka
Organizer Japan Wind Power Association 
Global Wind Energy Council
Fukuoka Prefecture/Kitakyushu City (Co-organizers)
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Speeches by RWE

Panel Discussion
Title Corporate strategy in offshore wind field and expectations for the Japanese market
Panelist Jens Orfelt, Regional President, 
Asia-Pacific (Offshore Wind Development) RWE Renewables
Date Thursday, 12 October 2023, 9:10am - 10:30am 
Venue Kitakyushu International Conference Center (Main Hall)


Specialized Session on Power Purchase Agreements

Title PPA guidelines and case studies in offshore wind
Speaker Satoshi Okuyama, Originator, RWE Renewables Japan
Date Thursday, 12 October 2023 9:00-11:50
Venue Venue: Kitakyushu International Conference Center


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