Tokyo, February 17th – GPSS Holding Inc, a member company of GPSS Group (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Masaaki Mezaki) and wpd AG Group (Head office: Bremen, Germany; CEO: Dr. Gernot Blanke / Japanese subsidiary, wpd Japan Co. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Jun Takeda), a subsidiary of wpd AG Group (Head office: Bremen, Germany; CEO: Dr. Gernot Blanke), have announced a business alliance for joint development and investment in onshore wind power generation projects in Japan.
The aim of this partnership is to jointly develop and invest in several onshore wind power projects, including an onshore wind repowering project in the town of Higashiizu, Shizuoka Prefecture.
GPSS Group is a corporate group that aims to realize a sustainable society through energy supply business using sustainable resources such as solar, wind, small and medium-sized hydropower, geothermal, and biogas.
We consider untapped natural potentials such as water, wind, and heat in local communities as “commons*,” and under the slogan ” Beginning from the local community” we establish joint energy supply projects with communities to make society sustainable.（https://gpssgroup.jp/home_en/）
*The term “commons” refers to resources that are the property of the entire society and should be maintained and managed together.
wpd is one of the world’s leading developers and operators (IRPP) of wind farms and solar parks. Founded in 1996, the company develops, finances, constructs and operates wind farms and solar parks in 28 countries. The IRPP business includes projects in its own portfolio with a total capacity of almost 2,300 MW. As a result of its growing expertise, the company is considered a reliable partner for Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). wpd is steadily expanding its activities in the German domestic market and internationally in Europe, Asia, North America, and South America and has a project pipeline totaling at 13,870 MW of onshore wind and 2,300 MW of solar energy.（https://www.wpd.de/en/）
GPSS and wpd are going to collaborate to expand wind power business and enhancing regional sustainability in Japan by combining their respective capability and knowledge in the development and operation of renewable energy projects.
wpd Japan KK
Jun Takeda (Representative Director & President)