Numerous offshore wind projects are planned in Japan and South Korea. South Korea has the ambition to add 12 GW of capacity from new offshore wind power plants by 2030 while Japan has clearly announced that, reducing the cost of floating turbines to make them more affordable by 2020 is essential to the good development of the offshore wind sector in the country and to reduce its dependence on fossil energy.
The Indian National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has decided to relax the rules regarding the EOI Call for 1000 MW offshore wind projects which should have been proposed only in the Gujarat region.
Hawaii has ambitious projects in the green energy sector, especially in the offshore wind industry with multiple projects in the years to come.
In January 2018, the Indian government had announced its plan to auction 1000 MW of offshore wind power for this region with the plan to set up a total 5 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2022. The auction process has been official launched in April with a deadline on May 25th 2018. This concrete step forward will surely help India to reach its clean energy goals.
The Baltic Sea region attracts a lot of interest with many offshore wind projects already being developed and still a lot of potential available. The surrounding countries including Germany, Poland, Finland and Estonia are pushing for these offshore development but are at different stages in terms of supply chain capability.