Energy

The Japanese utility industry is run by ten regional private power companies that have a virtual monopoly on power generation, transmission and distribution in each area. In March 2000, partial liberalisation of the power retail supply for extra high voltage users was introduced.

Japan's energy policy is enacted in the Basic Act on Energy Policy, which sets the following goals:

  1. Securing of a stable energy supply
  2. Environmental sustainability
  3. Use of market mechanisms, which should, however, remain consistent with the first two basic goals.


After the March 2011 nuclear disaster, Japan's utility model was placed under review. A METI committee on industry reform proposed splitting off power generation from transmission operations and creating a nationwide entity to manage major power lines.

The committee works towards FTA/EPA negotiations in order to further strengthen the ties between Japan and the EU.

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Chairman:
Mr. Taku Niioka
Department Manager, Business Development Department, Power Systems Division, ABB K.K.
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2018
February 7th (Wed)
13:30 ~ EBC
May 9th (Wed)
13:30 ~ EBC
September 5th (Wed)
14:00 ~ EBC
December 5th (Wed)
13:30 ~ EBC

 

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