Offshore wind power plants are built at sea and generate electric power by operating a wind turbine. This power generation method is drawing attention as a renewable energy source with high potential in Japan, which is surrounded by the sea on all sides.
In addition, as a member of the Public-Private Council on Enhancement of Industrial Competitiveness for Offshore Wind Power Generation established by the government with the aim of promoting offshore wind power generation, JRE is collecting information and making proposals for related policies.
Basically, offshore wind power plants use the same wind turbine structure and power generation mechanism as onshore wind power generation systems. However, because offshore wind power plants are built at sea, their power transmission network and wind turbine base structure differ from those of onshore wind power plants.