Electricity News in Japan

Anaergia to Build One of Japan’s Largest Cow Manure to Renewable Energy Facilities
7/18/2022 - Anaergia Inc. (“Anaergia” or “the company”) announced plans to construct a biogas plant in Kasaoka, Okayama for Toyo Energy Solution Co., Ltd. (“Toyo”). The facility will produce renewable electricity...
ORIX to Commence Operation of JV with Kansai Electric Power
7/14/2022 - ORIX Corporation has signed an agreement with Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. ("KEPCO") for the joint operation of an energy storage plant business.

ORIX and KEPCO will jointly establish Ki...
Amp Wins Capacity in Japan's First Ever Feed-in-Premium (FIP) Auction
7/14/2022 - Amp Energy, a global Energy Transition Platform and renewable energy developer, announced it has successfully secured capacity in Japan's first ever FiP (Feed-in-Premium) auction. Of the 13 projects t...
JERA Successfully Bid to Supply Additional Power for Summer FY2022
6/20/2022 - JERA Co., Inc. (“JERA”) was selected as successful among power generation company bidders at the public auction, conducted by general electricity transmission and distribution companies, to supply add...
Kyushu Electric to Pull out of LNG Power Project in Eastern Japan
6/14/2022 - Kyushu Electric Power plans to withdraw from an LNG-fired power plant to be built in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, Nikkei has learned. The power company, which serves western Japan, had planned to bui...
Resumption of Operations at Sodegaura Thermal Power Station Unit 1
4/11/2022 - JERA Co., Inc. (“JERA”) has decided to resume operations at Sodegaura Thermal Power Station Unit 1 (the “Unit”), which is currently under a long-term planned shutdown, beginning in mid-April.

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JERA Starts AI-Based Boiler Operation Optimization at Thermal Power Plant
4/1/2022 - JERA Co., Inc. (“JERA”) has started boiler operation optimization using AI at Hekinan Thermal Power Station Unit 4.

The Coordinated AI for Coal-Fired Plant Assisting Operator (“CaCaO”), s...
Virtually All Electricity at Yusen Building Switched to Electricity Derived from Renewable Energies
3/24/2022 - In February 2022, NYK switched virtually all electricity at its head office in the Yusen Building to electricity derived from renewable energy sources. This switchover is expected to result in an annu...
Resume of Operation in the Fukushima Natural Gas Power Plant & Fuel Supply to the Power Plant
3/20/2022 - Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. (JAPEX) announced that Fukushima Gas Power Co., Ltd. (FGP, 33% of our owned share) had resumed the operation of Fukushima Natural Gas Power Plant (hereinafter the...
Introduction of Renewable Electric Power Supply for All Our Data Centers
2/7/2022 - MARUNOUCHI DIRECT ACCESS Ltd., a joint venture between Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. and Marubeni Corporation, announces that the electric power supply for all of their data centers (hereinafter, DCs) h...
MOL & Bombora Wave Power Strengthen their Collaboration through an Investment
1/21/2022 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that the company invested in Bombora Wave Power Pty Ltd, which is the award-winning ocean energy company to further commercialize its wave energy converter "m...
Hirono IGCC Plant Construction Project Completed in Fukushima
11/24/2021 - ? Participation by MHI, including Mitsubishi Power, and three Group companies: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Mitsubishi Electric, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Power Environmental Solutio...
MHIEC Receives Order from Sendai City to Refurbish Matsumori Waste-to-Energy Plant
11/16/2021 - ? Refurbishment of stoker-type incinerators and related equipment will enhance combustion and operational stability, heat recovery, and power generation efficiency
? Five-year contract calls for...
Enviva and J-Power Join Efforts to Decarbonize Power Generation in Japan
11/16/2021 - Enviva Partners, LP, a global renewable energy company specializing in sustainable wood bioenergy, and Tokyo-based utility Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (TYO:9513) (“J-Power”), have signed a me...
CD Energy, IRUMA GAS, INPEX & Toyo to Establish Mizuhomachi Area Smart Energy
10/14/2021 - CD Energy Direct Co., Ltd. (CD Energy), IRUMA GAS Co, Ltd. (IRUMA GAS), INPEX CORPORATION (INPEX) and Toyo Asano Foundation Co., Ltd. (Toyo Asano) (the Investors) announced that Mizuhomachi Area Smart...
Toyoda Gosei Invests in E-ThermoGentek, a Specialist in Thermoelectric Power Generation
9/22/2021 -  Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:7282) invested in startup E-ThermoGentek Co., Ltd., which possesses original thermoelectric power generation technology that converts heat to electricity, in August 2...
Chiyoda & GridBeyond Sign MoU to Advance the Transition of the Japanese Electricity Sector
8/3/2021 - Chiyoda Corporation (Chiyoda) and GridBeyond are pleased to announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in providing flexibility solutions for the Japanese electr...
Measures to Address the Heavy-Load Summer Season for FY2021
7/1/2021 - JERA Co., Inc. (“JERA”) has, based on this summer’s electricity supply and demand outlook, drawn up measures to address supply and demand this summer that include the establishment of an Electricity S...
Marubeni to Promote Carbon Neutral Electricity Purchase
9/8/2020 - Marubeni Corporation will make the electricity purchased at all domestic business locations to carbon neutral*1 from FY2021. Marubeni will additionally promote carbon neutral purchasing of electricity...
Rakuten & Marubeni Enter Business Alliance in Electricity Retailing for the Low Voltage Users
8/31/2015 - Rakuten, Inc. and Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni”) entered into a business alliance agreement in the field of electricity retailing for the low-voltage users. ...

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