Japan’s planned revamp of its offshore wind auction system is crucial to keeping foreign investors on board and the nation on track to meet its 10GW by 2030 target, a leading sector analyst told Recharge.

The Japanese government earlier this year abruptly halted its second major offshore wind tender for the 356MW Happo-Noshiro area, off Akita Province, amid growing disquiet over the selection process and the outcome of the first major allocation, which saw consortia led by Mitsubishi sweep the board for 1.7GW