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Electric Power Industry in Japan 2016-2027

Electric Power Industry in Japan 2016-2027

While Japan has been traditionally dependent on nuclear power, following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the country has witnessed a surge in oil and gas-fired generation. In the aftermath of the Fukushima accident, Japan boosted its LNG imports and also began to operate its thermal power plants at near maximum capacity. Japan is known to have one of the most conducive atmospheres for the growth of the power sector in all of Asia. It has a favorable regulatory environment while there are no financial limitations to investment in the industry. Japan's power grid infrastructure is also known to be one of the most well-developed in Asia.

The Japanese power industry is dominated by 10 integrated companies and even though the market has been deregularized, there are not many new players who have entered the market. These 10 utilities more or less control most of the Japanese power market.

In this industry scenario, Taiyou Research presents an analysis of the Electric Power Industry in Japan, 2016-2027. The report analyzes the following points:

• An analysis of the electric power industry beginning with an industry overview, a point-wise SWOT analysis of the power industry in Japan, statistics on electricity consumption in the country, trade statistics of power, power transmission and distribution data, etc. We also look at power derived from coal, nuclear power, and renewables.

• A section is dedicated to looking at only the market statistics in tabular form.

• Competition in the industry is also analyzed.

• Regulatory framework governing the power sector in Japan is looked at through a restructuring of the Japanese power sector, the government's Fourth Energy Plan, the country's environmentally sustainable energy policies, and the process of industry deregulation.

• Major power projects that are in the pipeline are analyzed.

• An in-depth industry forecast is included that looks at future industry trends, power demand and capacity scenario till 2027, future trends, as well as future challenges.

• Major industry players analyzed

Taiyou Research’s report on the Electric Power Industry in Japan is a comprehensive coverage of the entire sector from 2016 till 2027.


1. Executive Summary
2. Electric Power in Japan
2.1 Industry Overview
2.2 Power Sector in Japan: SWOT Analysis
2.3 Electricity Consumption in Japan
2.4 Power Transmission and Distribution
2.5 Electricity Pricing
2.6 Power from Nuclear Power
2.7 Power from Coal
2.8 Power from Renewable Sources
2.9 Electricity Generation in Japan – Market Statistics
2.10 Competition in the Industry
3. Regulatory Framework
3.1 Restructuring of the Power Sector
3.2 Fourth Energy Plan
3.3 Japan’s Environmentally Sustainable Energy Policies
3.4 Industry Deregulation
4. Major Power Projects in Japan
5. Industry Forecast
5.1 Future Trends
5.2 Forecast for Power Generation and Capacity
5.3 Future Challenges
6. Major Industry Players
6.1 Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.
6.1.1 Company Analysis
6.1.2 SWOT Analysis
6.1.3 Company Outlook
6.2 Chugoku Electric Power Company, Inc.
6.2.1 Company Analysis
6.2.2 SWOT Analysis
6.2.3 Company Outlook
6.3 Hokkaido Electric Power Company, Inc.
6.3.1 Company Analysis
6.3.2 SWOT Analysis
6.3.3 Company Outlook
6.4 Hokuriku Electric Power Company
6.4.1 Company Analysis
6.4.2 SWOT Analysis
6.4.3 Company Outlook
6.5 Kansai Electric Power Company, Inc.
6.5.1 Company Analysis
6.5.2 SWOT Analysis
6.5.3 Company Outlook
6.6 Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.
6.6.1 Company Analysis
6.6.2 SWOT Analysis
6.6.3 Company Outlook
6.7 Tohoku Electric Power Company, Inc.
6.7.1 Company Analysis
6.7.2 SWOT Analysis
6.7.3 Company Outlook
6.8 J-Power
6.8.1 Company Analysis
6.8.2 SWOT Analysis
6.8.3 Company Outlook
List of Tables
Figure 1: Nuclear Power Generation in Japan and Share of Total Power Generation, 2010-2025
Figure 2: MSCI Japan, Shikoku Electric Power Stock, and World Utilities Index
Figure 3: Major Coal Power Projects in Japan by Type (in MW), 2018
Figure 4: Total Electricity Generated in Japan and Non-Hydro Renewables Generation, 2010-2026
Figure 5: Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Japan (in Million Tons), 1990-2015
Figure 6: Total Electricity Mix in Japan by Resource Type (%), 2030
Figure 7: LDP's Dominance in Japan – Breakdown of Number of Lower House Seats
Figure 8: Power Generation in Japan by Energy Source, (in TWh) and Share of Natural Gas in Total Power Generated, 2010-2026
Figure 9: Annual Liquefaction Capacity Growth Worldwide and LNG Supply Growth (in bcm), 2017-2019
Figure 10: Retail Electricity Price in Japan by Sector (in JPY/kWh), 2005-2015
Figure 11: Total Power Generation by Resource Type (in TWh), 2018-2027
Figure 12: Total Power Capacity MW, by Type, 2017-2027
List of Figures
Table 1: Snapshot of Japan’s Power Situation
Table 2: Snapshot of the Japanese Power Sector, 2017-2023
Table 3: Deadlines for Proposed Smart Meter Rollout
Table 4: Total Electricity Consumption in Japan, 2016-2021
Table 5: Total Electricity Consumption in Japan, 2022-2027
Table 8: Electric Power in Japan Transmission and Distribution Losses, 2016-2021
Table 9: Electric Power in Japan Transmission and Distribution Losses, 2022-2027
Table 10: Overview of Japanese Nuclear Facilities, including Restart Dates
Table 11: Total Electricity Generation in Japan, 2016-2021
Table 12: Total Electricity Generation in Japan, 2022-2027
Table 13: Electricity Generating Capacity in Japan, 2016-2021
Table 14: Electricity Generating Capacity in Japan, 2022-2027
Table 15: Japan's Fourth Basic Energy Plan
Table 16: Top 10 Power Projects in Japan by Capacity
Table 17: Key Financials of J-Power (in JPY Million), 2014-2018

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