Japan sets feed-in tariff levels for offshore wind
16 September 2020
Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has issued guidance on future feed-in tariffs for offshore wind.
The procurement price committee met on 15 September 2020.
A draft ceiling price of 29 JPY/kWh (approximately 0.28 USD/kWh) was proposed by the chairman of the advisory panel for the reverse auctions planed for later this year. This price covers the four Round 1 projects:
Noshiro City, Mitane Town and Oga City in Akita Prefecture
Yurihonjo City – North in Akita Prefecture
Yurihonjo City – South in Akita Prefecture
Choshi in Chiba Prefecture
This is a reduction on the 36 JPY/kWh (approximately 0.34 USD/kWh) that was set for the period ending 2019. The 59th advisory panel for procurement price approved the price.
The new lower price reflects cost-reductions that METI believes are achievable, based on analysis of latest OPEX and CAPEX assumptions and global comparisons. METI has calculated a pre-tax IRR of 10%.
The table below summarizes the outcome:
Details of the projects are available in RCG’s GRIP offshore wind data base. Click here [↑]
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