Tokyo Gas, EWII to develop 1 GW of renewables in Nordics

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese city gas distributor Tokyo Gas Co Ltd said on Friday it would jointly develop 1 gigawatt (GW) of renewable power in the Nordic region with Danish energy supplier EWII by 2030.

Tokyo Gas will spend about 3 billion yen ($26.3 million) to buy a 50% stake of EWII Production, a unit of EWII, which owns and operates 10 onshore wind projects in Denmark with a total capacity of 54.5 megawatts (MWs).

Tokyo Gas and EWII Production plan to develop about 1 GW of renewable energy in Denmark and other countries in the Nordics by 2030, including the existing assets, a Tokyo Gas spokesperson said.

"This project will be our first step to participate in the renewables business in Europe, and at the same time, it will be a big challenge for us," Tokyo Gas President Takashi Uchida said in a statement.

Last November, Tokyo Gas said it would spend 2 trillion yen on cleaner fuels, such as hydrogen, and renewable power with the aim of doubling its profit to 200 billion yen by 2030.

($1 = 113.9000 yen)

(Reporting by Yuka Obayashi; Editing by Mark Potter)

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