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Offshore wind power generation business

Converting the powerful force of sea winds into large amounts of electric energy

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.

Mechanism of offshore wind power generation

Mechanism of offshore wind power generation

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.

Features of offshore wind power generation

Features of offshore wind power generation

  • ・ Wind is stronger at sea than on land, and stable wind is available as there are no obstacles at sea, enabling efficient power generation.
  • ・ Generated power is sent through transmission cables that are laid on the seabed to power grids on land.
  • ・ Large wind turbines, which offer a more efficient form of power generation, can be built.
  • ・ Because offshore wind power plants are far from residential areas, noise issues are said to be unlikely to occur.
  • ・ It generates clean energy without emitting greenhouse gases during power generation.

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