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Japan’s Prefectures Consider Taxes on Renewable Energy

Publication date: May 20, 2024 Japan’s Prefectures Consider Taxes on Renewable Energy In April, a new tax was introduced by Miyagi Prefecture on large-scale renewable projects in forested areas. The move has encouraged other prefectures in the Tohoku region to open dialogue regarding the introduction of renewable taxes of their own, with Yamagata announcing on …

Japan’s First Long-Term Decarbonization Auction Shows Bess Is Booming

Publication date: May 16, 2024 Japan’s First Long-Term Decarbonization Auction Shows Bess Is Booming On 26 April, the Organization for Cross-regional Coordination of Transmission Operators (OCCTO) published the results of Japan’s first “Long-Term Decarbonization Power Source Auction” (LTDA), or Long-Term Decarbonization Capacity Market. The overarching aim of the LTDA is to incentivize and accelerate Japan’s …

April 2024 Monthly Newsletter: The Latest News In The Japanese Power Market

Publication date: May 6, 2024 April 2024 Monthly Newsletter Welcome to the April edition of our newsletter! As the cherry blossoms fade and golden week approaches, we delve into the latest policy changes shaping Japan’s energy landscape. We offer insights into the evolving dynamics of the Japanese power market, covering generator-side wheeling charges, Japan’s inaugural …

Renewable Energy Surcharge Is on the Rise Again

Publication date: March 29, 2024 Renewable Energy Surcharge Is on the Rise Again When the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) was introduced in Japan in 2012 to promote more renewable energy generation, the government also implemented the renewable energy surcharge. Electric utilities collect the surcharge as compensation for purchasing from renewable energy generators, adding to electricity consumers’ costs. …