Vestas Wind Systems (OMX: VWS) chief executive Ditlev Engel (pictured) has called on the Japanese government to improve access to the electricity grid to boost use of renewables.

Mr. Engel made the comments in an address at the Wind Expo 2013 in Tokyo at the weekend. The company wants to increase cooperation with Japanese companies to expand the wind energy market in the country, he said earlier in an interview.
Ditlev Engel
 “We are very happy to share all the lessons we have learned and the knowledge we have gained,” Engel said.

After Fukishima, Japan has served notice of intent to install more wind energy, but it still lags far behind China and the US, with 2,614 MW up and running, placing it 13th in the world.

Earlier this month, a committee appointed by Japan’s government recommended the country’s 10 utilities be stripped of regional monopolies in power generation, transmission and distribution.

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