Executive Forum

Based on the trends of the Feed-in Tariff Scheme for renewable energy and electricity system reforms, the discussion will be regarding how the industry should be and how it should proceed in the future. * No English interpretation is available for this seminar.

Title Executive Forum
Date July 30 (Thu.) 2015
Time 15:00 - 17:00
Venue Hall B, 4th floor of Tokyo Conference Center Ariake
Admission Fee Free (Registration required)
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Time Title Speaker/Outline
15:00~15:40 100-year Initiative for PV -
The Probability of Long-term and Stable Solar Power
Generation Busines

Yasuhiro Matsuyama
New and Renewable Energy Division,
Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

I talk about for the probability of long-term, stable solar power generation business "100-year initiative for PV".

15:40~16:20 Japanese Renewable Policy: its Challenges and Perspective toward Further Solar Expansion

Yukari Takamura
Graduate School of Environmental Studies,
Nagoya University

Energy mix in 2030 expects that share of renewable energy would achieve 22-24% out of total electricity generation. For solar,while it would be possible to achive the estimated level of power generation (7%) and beyond, for doing so, it is essential to put in place and improve rules and arrangements necessary to increase certainty of investment return such as guarantee of access to grid, allocation rules of cost of grid expansion, and clear and trasnparent rules of curtailment. Moreover, it is also important to prepare measures near future to enhance an “autonomous” expantion of solar power which would not (fully) receive assistance from the Feed-in-tariff (FIT) scheme. For instance, guarantee of origin and its labelling would be such a tool which allow consumers and users to make their choice about the power they use.

16:20~17:00 Electricity System Reform and Potential of Solar PV

Hiroshi Takahashi
Department of Sociology,
Tsuru University

The Japanese government is pushing ahead with the Electricity System Reform. The country’s electricity system is set to undergo significant structural changes, including the full liberalization of the retail sale of electricity in 2015 and the separation of power generation from power transmission by 2020. One of the main objectives of the reform is the large-scale introduction of renewable energy. To introduce renewable energy that comes from geographically dispersed resources, it is essential to open up transmission networks through the separation of power generation from power transmission and to adjust demands reasonably through wide-area electrical grid operations. This session will focus on details of the Electricity System Reform and explain how it will help introduce solar power and other forms of renewable energy, citing examples of other countries.

* The program is subject to change without notice.
* No audio / video recording and photography in all seminars.