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Japan Electricity Market Landscape Report 2019

  • ID: 5332386
  • Report
  • April 2019
  • Region: Japan
  • 45 Pages
  • Skipping Stone, Inc
A Comprehensive Guide to the Deregulated Japan Electricity Market

This report provides anyone unfamiliar with the electricity market in Japan a comprehensive guide packed with utility, generation, market rules, retail, wholesale and a lot more. It includes numerous links to additional data sources. All the information has been translated into English and the report is updated annually.  

What's Included in this Report?

Topics Included

  • Key Legislation
  • Market Structure
  • Market Size & Customers Data
  • Switch Rates
  • Retail Market Information
  • Regulatory Structure & Agencies
  • JEPX Market
  • OCCTO Information
  • Generation Information
  • Renewable Energy
  • Meter Information
  • Demand Response
  • Grid Data & Statistics
  • Maps, Diagrams & Much More...
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1 Introduction

2 Executive Summary 

3 Japan Electric Reform & Deregulation Landscape Post WWII
3.1 Electric Power Market Structure 
3.2 Retail Mass Market (low voltage) 
3.3 Wholesale Market (JEPX)

4 Retail Electric Market Liberalization 
4.1 Key Legislation
4.2 Key Regulatory and Industrial Agencies  
4.3 Electric Retailers Sector  
4.3.1 Top 25 Overall Retailers  
4.4 Two Types of Retail Market Customers - Low Voltage and High Voltage  
4.5 Balancing Pool Model Pre-Liberalization
4.5.1 Balancing Group Model Post Liberalization
4.5.2 Balancing Pool Competition
4.6 Enhanced Services for Electric Retailers 

5 Japan Electric Utilities & the Electricity Market  
5.1 Generation Assets Overview 
5.2 Impact of “3.11” on Generation 
5.3 Electricity Sales
5.4 Natural Gas Utilization and Import Statistics  
5.5 Renewable Energy 
6 Wholesale Market Liberalization
6.1 Wholesale Market (JEPX)
6.2 Over the Counter & Futures Market 
6.3 Legal Utility Unbundling and OCCTO  
6.4 OCCTO - METI - Surveillance Commission 

7 Demand-Side Management 
7.1 Smart Community Pilots 
7.2 HEMS, MEMS and BEMS Programs 

Appendix A: Selected Organizations, Associations & Publications  
Appendix B: Wholesale Market (JEPX) Member Companies 

Table of Figures 
Figure 3-1: Japan’s Power Grid 
Figure 3-2: Japan’s Retail Market Reform 2000 to 2005 Source: METI 
Figure 3-3: Electricity Supply System as of 2014  Source: METI 
Figure 3-4: Electric Supply System as of April 2016 Source: FEPC Library 
Figure 4-1: Timeline for Reform (2016) 
Figure 4-2: Electric Retailers (PPS) Market Share Landscape 
Figure 4-3: Pre-liberalization balancing systems
Figure 4-4: Balancing Group Model 
Figure 5-1: Major Power Plants by Generation Type. Jan 2018  
Figure 5-2: Electricity Generation Source (TWh) 
Figure 5-3: Japan’s Electricity Grid  
Figure 5-4: Location and Status of Japan’s Nuclear Power Plants  
Figure 5-5: Tokyo Household monthly invoice increase from March 2004 to March 2014
Figure 5-6: Comparison of Rate Increases for Electric Power to other public services (Tokyo Metropolitan)
Figure 5-7: Progression of Japan Gas Market Liberalization  
Figure 5-8: Expansion of Renewable Energy Facilities
Figure 6-1: Spot Market - 13,000kWh sold by Participate C to Participate A & B, ¥8.50 14:00-14:30  
Figure 6-2: Guaranteeing Impartial Access to Transmission and Distribution 
Figure 6-3: New Structure  Source: METI 
Figure 6-4: OCCTO - Nationwide Electric System Coordinator

List of Tables 
Table 3-1: Electricity Market Structure Before 2016  Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Table 4-1: OCCTO Report on Switching Support Systems as of 1.31.2019  
Table 4-2: Top 25 Overall Retailers 
Table 5-1: Total Numbers by Type  
Table 5-2: FiT Program Pricing updated 2018
Table 5-3: Newly installed generation capacity  
Table 7-1: Japan Smart Community Projects  
Table 7-2: Demand-Side Management Programs Funded by METI
Table 7-3: Smart Meter Annual and Cumulative Installation Projection Source: METI EGC 
Table 7-4: BEMS METI Funded Demand Response Program  

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