Energy Agency.Fukushima Managing Director
Kinya Sakanishi

I am Kinya Sakanishi, and as of April 2024, I have assumed the role of representative of the Energy Agency.Fukushima.

Energy Agency.Fukushima was established in April 2017 to promote renewable energy and hydrogen-related industries in Fukushima Prefecture in line with our goal to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2040. Today, 13 years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent nuclear accident, our motto “Realizing Fukushima One Step at a Time” guides us as we contribute to the dramatic expansion of renewable energy adoption and the construction of leading renewable energy-related industries nationwide. This includes the development of new technologies, the creation of business models and their commercialization, and the training of related personnel to operate this industry.

Furthermore, to contribute to the realization of Japan’s Green Innovation Strategy aimed at achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, we are working to build an innovative circular carbon-neutral society model utilizing renewable energy, with Fukushima Prefecture leading the way. This effort is in collaboration with the Fukushima Prefecture Renewable Energy Industry Promotion Research Group, which includes subcommittees on solar power, wind power, biomass, energy networks, hydrogen, and heat utilization.

Our staff at Energy Agency.Fukushima, in addition to collaborating with companies, universities, and research institutions within Fukushima Prefecture, aim to serve all stakeholders involved in the full-scale reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake through forming networks and matching with renewable energy-related institutions, companies, and universities both domestically and internationally, as well as through personnel exchange.

I would like to thank all our partners for their continued support and look forwards to future cooperation as we move into the future.