Renewable energy in Japan

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Version 6 of August 27, 2013
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Summary

This report reviews renewable electrical power in Japan: Renewable power – except for hydropower – in Japan is substantially lower than in most other advanced countries. However, Japan’s potential for renewable energy is very high, especially wind and geo-thermal power. Necessary liberalization of Japan’s electricity markets is in preparation, and we will see a rapid development of renewable energy. Currently, Japan is one of the world’s most active solar energy markets. The current edition is updated to include approvals under the feed-in-tariff (FIT) program up and including data up to May 2013 (which were released in August 2013)

Table of Contents:

Renewable energy in Japan
Executive Summary: Renewable energy in Japan

Japan’s renewable energy situation, table and overview

Japan’s national energy strategy plan: "Innovative Energy and Environmental Strategy” released by Japan’s Cabinet
on September 14, 2012
2. Implementing the green energy revolution
2.1 Reduce electricity/energy consumption, targets and reduction targets
2.2 Renewable energy: large scale introduction, renewable energy targets (image)
3. Guaranteeing a stable energy supply
Electricity cogeneration development
4. Electrical power system reform
5. Realization of global warming counter measures
Cabinet decision of Sept 19, 2012

Japan’s primary energy supply and self-sufficiency
Primary energy statistics, including renewable statistics

Electricity generation – installed capacity:
generation capacity, including scenario for introduction of renewable energy until 2030
electricity generated,
Japan’s renewable electricity generation capacity, in GigaWatt, and as percentage of total generation capacity
effect of the Fukushima disaster
Government scenario for renewable energy: generated power to 2030
Japan’s generated power: renewable power in TeraWatt hour/year (1970 – 2011)
Renewable electric power as a percentage of total generated power (1970-2011), and projections to 2030
Renewable electric power: including wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass data for Jan 2007 – May 2013, monthly data, in TeraWatt hour/month and as percentage of total

Japan’s present electrical architecture

The 10 regional electrical power companies and J-Power
Generation capacity by type (water, fossil, nuclear, new energy etc)
New renewable energy (non-hydro) for each of 10 regional electricity operators
J-Power

The grid
The 50Hz/60Hz issue

JEPX – Japan Electrical Power Exchange Tokyo
Impact of the Fukushima disaster

Renewable energy

Feed-in Tariffs (FIT) for renewable energy
Legal basis and background for feed-in tariffs (FIT)
Feed-in tariffs for July 1, 2012 – May 31, 2013
Feed-in tariffs for April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014
Application statistics under the FIT program for wind, solar, geo-thermal and bio-mass – latest data released in August 2013
Applications approved for July 2012 – May 2013 and compared to pre-July 2012 renewable power
Power plants connected to the grid and put online for July 2012 – May 2013 and compared to pre-July 2012 renewable power

Water power:
Water power development history in Japan
water power capacity in Japan: developed, in construction, undeveloped.
Total potential, number of sites, power generation capacity, generation capacity per site, maxium annual generation
water power generation statistics since 1970, annually
water power generation statistics since 2006, monthly
project approvals and statistics under the feed-in-tariff (FIT) law until May 31, 2013
plants connected to the grid and put online statistics under the feed-in-tariff (FIT) law until May 31, 2013

Geo-Thermal energy
Electricity generation capacity: developed vs undeveloped
Types of geo-thermal sites: in nature parks, special protection areas, outside nature parks
Global comparison of geo-thermal generation potential and installed capacity, ratio of development
Japan’s geo-thermal power plants
Installed geo-thermal capacity: 1970 – 2011
Generated electricity from geo-thermal sources
project approvals and statistics under the feed-in-tariff (FIT) law until May 31, 2013
plants connected to grid and put online statistics under the feed-in-tariff (FIT) law until May 31, 2013

Solar Energy
solar irradiation map
installed solar capacity before July 1, 2012
approved solar capacity from introduction of feed-tariffes in July 2012
solar electricity generation: absolute, and as percentage of total electricity generation: 2006 – January 2013
mega solar plants installed and planned
solar system costs 1990-2008
solar panel shipment statistics
Mega-solar energy companies
project approvals and statistics under the feed-in-tariff (FIT) law until May 31, 2013
plants connected to the grid and put online statistics under the feed-in-tariff (FIT) law until May 31, 2013

Wind power
installed wind-power capacitiy, comparing different countries
wind power capacity installed in Japan: 2002 – 2013
wind power pre-July 2012, and approved wind projects under the feed-in tariff program monthly July 2012 – May 2013
Japan’s generated wind power, monthly data in Terawatt hours/month and as percentage of total electricity generation for 2006 – 2013
Japan’s wind power potential for different scenarios
on-shore wind power, off-shore wind power fixed, off-shore wind power floating
wind power development scenario to 2050
off-shore wind map
description of selected wind power projects
description of selected wind power operating companies
project approvals and statistics under the feed-in-tariff (FIT) law until May 31, 2013
plants connected to the grid and put online statistics under the feed-in-tariff (FIT) law until May 31, 2013

Bio-mass development
installed bio-mass generation capacity: per-July 2012, and monthly data for bio-mass projects approved under the
feed-in tariff program from July 2012
project approvals and statistics under the feed-in-tariff (FIT) law until May 31, 2013
plants connected to the grid and put online statistics under the feed-in-tariff (FIT) law until May 31, 2013

Marine renewable power resources
Comparison of different marine power sources, including quantitive estimations
osmotic power development

Renewable energy investment funds
Glossary
Summary

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