Kick-starting competition in Japan's power sector

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Report summary

Unlike Japan’s previous power sector liberalisation measures, current efforts are both more urgent and far-reaching, focusing on improving third-party access to transmission and distribution that has prevented competition and limited cross-regional trade. While challenges remain, we see hopeful signs that both incumbent utilities and new entrants are beginning to prepare for increased competition.

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Table of contents

    • Past liberalisation efforts have not led to increased competition
    • Post-3.11 reform is well under way
    • What's at stake?
    • How has the market responded?
    • Where will this leave the EPCOs?
    • Is this reform round really different?
    • What about the gas sector?
    • Conclusion

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  • Japan power market size comparison
  • Power producer and suppliers

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