Japan Power Report 2016 - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports

Japan Power Report 2016

Japan Power Report 2016 - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports
Japan Power Report 2016
Published Oct 08, 2016
69 pages — Published Oct 08, 2016
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BMI View: Our view that reactors will start to go online in ---- is still very much in play. We expect roughly -- reactors to come online by the end of our forecast period in ----, accounting for around -- of the generation mix. ...Still, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) estimates that power generated from imported fuels will continue to be more expensive than indigenous nuclear generation. Critical developments in Japan s power sector include: Draft proposal by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in April ----, outlined plans for Japan s power mix targets for ---- and reiterates the government s commitment towards nuclear energy. According to the proposal, nuclear will account for over -- of the total electricity mix by ----, with non-hydro renewables rising to nearly -- , with a planned reduction across all thermal power sources, notably gas and oil. ...The start-up of the second reactor is currently anticipated in mid-October. While the return of power capacity from these two reactors may not be significant, it certainly paves the way for more nuclear restarts over the next decade.

...Conversely to the development at Sendai, it was announced on April -- that a court has sided with local residents and ruled to block the planned restart of two reactors at Kansai Electric Power s (Kepco) Takahama nuclear power plant. The reactors had previously been approved for restart by the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA). ...The reactors had previously been approved for restart by the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA). We previously stated in our analysis that judiciary traditionally supported power companies prior to Fukushima disaster; however, the shift in public opinion against nuclear power could mean judges give more weighting to the fears of local residents - this has seemingly been the case with the Takahama nuclear plant. Japan s government will earmark about JPY---.-bn (USD-.--bn) in its FY---- budget to promote renewable energy. ...The construction of new natural gas infrastructure, from LNG re-gasification terminals, to transmission pipelines and gas-fired power plants, means that natural gas will become even more entrenched in Japan s electricity mix. Coal has also been championed by the government in its April ---- Basic Energy Plan as an important source of baseload capacity.

...The approval of Japan s Fourth Basic Energy Plan in April ---- marks an important moment for Japan. The energy strategy is the first to be released since the March ---- earthquake and tsunami and clearly states that nuclear will play an important role in the country s future energy mix. ...

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Business Monitor International - Industry Reports. "Japan Power Report 2016" Oct 08, 2016. Alacra Store. Apr 19, 2018. <http://www.alacrastore.com/storecontent/Business-Monitor-International-Industry-Reports/Japan-Power-Report-2016-2026-1494>
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