OWP Japan,

15-17 May, 2019 - Tokyo, JAPAN

Tokyo Marriott Hotel

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    Wood Mackenzie
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15 May, 2019 - Wednesday

(Separately Bookable)
Pre-Conference Workshop (13:30 – 17:00)
Japanese Offshore Wind Sector Laws and Regulations

Lead & Facilitated by Experts from Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) - leading lawyers in the Japanese renewable energy sector. They have detailed and extensive experience advising both Japanese and foreign companies on renewable energy project development and financing in Japan. Since the Japanese FIT scheme began operation in 2012, they have worked on over 2GW of renewable energy projects, making them uniquely placed to share their experience in this area.

Objective & Who Should Attend:
This workshop will provide an introduction to the key laws and regulations for investment into the Japanese offshore wind sector.  It will examine the new Japanese Offshore Wind Promotion Act and the procedures for offshore wind tender processes under the Act. The rules for securing grid capacity will also be discussed together with an introduction to project finance for offshore wind projects. The workshop will additionally review key lessons learnt over the past 6 years of Japan’s FIT scheme and issues relevant to foreign investors seeking to participate in the growth of the Japanese offshore wind sector.
The workshop is aimed at both Japanese and foreign companies looking to enter the Japanese offshore wind sector. It is intended to help such companies understand the key basic legal issues in the sector, and to provide a foundation for them to grow their offshore wind business in Japan. 
Workshop Outline: 
  • Introduction to Japan’s Offshore wind laws
  • Lessons from the Japanese FIT scheme & practical issues for keen foreign investors
  • Securing grid capacity (incl. OCCTO auction process and dealing with the Japanese utilities)
  • Project finance for offshore wind projects in Japan

16 May, 2019 - Thursday


Registration & Coffee


Chairman's Welcome & Remarks


APAC Offshore Wind Power Outlook

  • Asia Pacific (APAC) offshore wind overview, including new additions in grid-connected capacity in next 10 years, planned offshore projects and pipelines, wind prices
  • Drivers and barriers to offshore development in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and other emerging markets

Mr. Robert Liew, Senior Analyst, Commercial Lead for Global Wind Markets, Asia Pacific Power & Renewables Research

Wood Mackenzie


Japanese Offshore Wind Law & FIT Scheme


Unlocking Japan's Offshore Wind Potential


Discussion followed by Networking Coffee


RENOVA's Commitment to Renewable Energy & IPP Prospects


Mr. Yosuke Kiminami, President & CEO

Renova Inc


Nagasaki’s Efforts to Establish a Marine Based Renewable Energy Industry


Learning Lessons from a Pioneer: Taiwan's Experience in Developing Offshore Wind in Asia

  • Which comes first - the industry or the rules?
  • Diverging policy goals - inexpensive energy v. domestic content
  • Are the utilities really on board?
  • Tariffs v. auctions
  • "General" regulations that need to be tweaked

Mr. Paul Cassingham, Senior Consultant

Eiger Law


Discussion followed Networking Luncheon Reception


Creating the Supply Chain – Needs & Opportunities in the North Asian Market

Mr. Martin Tremblay, Lead Development Manager

Northland Power


Constructing a Successful Offshore Wind Partnership & Supply Chain in Japan

Ms. Yumi Aizawa, Chief Development Officer

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners


Panel – Prospects of Asian Offshore Wind Industry


Discussion followed by Networking Tea


Financing Offshore Wind Power in Japan - Perspective of Japanese Financial Institutions


Financing Offshore Wind in Japan: Similarities & Differences

  • Review of Sources of Capital for Offshore Wind Power Projects in Japan
  • Unique Risk Factors & Impact on Financing Structures
  • Fixed vs Floating Offshore Wind in Japan: Pros & Cons

Mr. Daniel Mallo, Managing Director, Head of Energy, Infrastructure & Metals & Mining, Asia Pacific

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking


Discussion follow by End of Day Two

17 May, 2019 - Friday


Chairman's Remarks


Offshore Wind Project Risk Analysis – Insurance & Mitigation Measures


Global Offshore Wind Industry Technology & Cost Reduction

  • Global overall offshore wind market development trend for market size, supply chain & tech-solutions
  • Technical trend for key equipment of OFW including turbine, foundation, cabling & installation fleets
  • Global offshore LOCE development & cost reduction trend

Mr. Andy Lee, APAC Managing Consultant

Wood Mackenzie


Cost-Reduction in Europe (Successful Case Study) & Relevance for the Japanese market

  • Global Deployment of Offshore Wind & Market Forecast
  • The Offshore Wind Accelerator – Case Study of Cost Reduction in European Offshore Wind
  • Future Potential of Offshore Wind in Japan, from the European example

Mr. Faizi Freemantle, Associate, Offshore Wind

The Carbon Trust


Discussion followed by Networking Coffee


Floating Offshore Wind: Status & Perspectives in Japan

  • Floating offshore wind technology status
  • Equinor’s project and operational experience to date
  • Perspectives for floating wind in Japan

Mr. Karsten Stoltenberg, Country Manager Japan

Equinor ASA


Floating Offshore Wind, Lessons Learnt from a French Pilot Farm Development & Road to Commercialization


Mr. Josselin Gillot, Head of International Projects



Economics of Floating Wind



Final Discussion & Closing Luncheon


End of Main Conference


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