Speakers Profile Power Systems and Markets for Integration of Variable RenewablesThe Danish Experiences and Japan’s Status

6 September 2022

in Japanese

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  • Peter Taksøe-Jensen
    Ambassador, Royal Danish Embassy in Japan
    2019-present Ambassador of Denmark to Japan
    2015-2019 Ambassador of Denmark to India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka, Nepal
    2010-2015 Ambassador of Denmark to the United States
    2008-2010 Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, United Nations, New York
    2003-2008 Under-Secretary for Legal Affairs and Head of the Legal Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
    1999-2003 Head of Section, Department for Legal Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
    1999 Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Denmark to the European Union, Brussels
    1995-1999 Head of Section, Permanent Representation of Denmark to the European Union, Brussels
    1992-1995 Head of Section, Department for Security Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
    1989-1992 First Secretary, Royal Danish Embassy, Vienna
    1988-1989 Head of Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
    1986-1987 Head of Section, Danish Ministry of Justice, Denmark
  • Kristoffer Böttzauw
    Director General, the Danish Energy Agency
    2018–present Director General, Danish Energy Agency
    2016-2018 Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate (Constituted Permanent Secretary April–May 2018)
    2013-2016 Deputy Director General, Danish Energy Agency
    2009-2013 Head of Department, Ministry of the Interior and Health
    2008-2009 Special Advisor, Prime Minister's Office
    2005-2008 Head of Section and Special Advisor, Ministry of Finance

    Kristoffer holds a Master's Degree in Political Science from Aarhus Univer­sity and a Master of Public Governance from Copenhagen Business School and the University of Copenhagen.
  • Tsutomu Oyama
    President, Organization for Cross-regional Coordination of Transmission Operators, Japan (OCCTO)
    Tsutomu Oyama is president of the Organization for Cross-regional Coordination of Transmission Operators, Japan (OCCTO). He received his B.S., M.S., and Dr. Eng. Degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1978, 1980, and 1983, respectively. From April 1983 to March 2021, he taught at Yokohama National University. He was appointed president of OCCTO in April 2021. His research interests include analysis, operation, and planning of power systems.
  • Tatsuya Shinkawa
    Secretary General, Electricity and Gas Market Surveillance Commission, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
    Tatsuya Shinkawa is the Secretary General, Electricity and Gas Market Surveillance Commission (EGC), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan. He worked on the electricity policy, nuclear safety policy and economic and industrial policy in the MITI and METI from 1991.
    He was the Director for Human Resource Policy in METI from 2008 to 2010, the Chief Representative, Representative Office in Washington, D.C. of New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) from 2010 to 2013, the Director, Nuclear Accident Response Office, the Agency for Natural Resource and Energy (ANRE) in METI from 2013 to 2015, the Director, Market Surveillance Division, Electricity Market Surveillance Commission (EMSC) in METI from 2015 to 2016, the Director, Policy Planning Division, Electricity and Gas Market Surveillance Commission (EGC) in METI from 2016 to 2018, the Director-General for Nuclear Accident Disaster Response and Director-General for International Energy and Technology Cooperation in METI from 2018 to 2021, and the Deputy Director-General of Manufacturing Industries Bureau in METI from 2021 to 2022.
    He earned his Master degree at Kyusyu University, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Japan in 1991. He was a visiting researcher in Stanford University in USA from 1999 to 2000.
  • Peter Markussen
    Senior Director, Associated Activities, Energinet
    Peter Markussen is Senior Director at Energinet*, the state owned Danish Transmission and System Operator. Peter focuses on international cooperation and sharing of Danish experience with integration of renewable energy to accelerate the global green transition. Peter Markussen has more than 20 years of experience with the energy sector in Northern Europe and has deep insights on electricity markets and energy system development. Before his employment at Energinet, he has hold different management positions at a Danish electricity generator. His educational background is a masters degree in political science. 

    *An independent public enterprise owned by the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate and on behalf of the Danish society, Energinet owns, develop and operates the gas and electricity system and transmission grid and maintains security of supply and ensures well-functioning electricity and gas markets. We have an annual revenue of about EUR 580 million and an equity of around EUR 740 million. Energinet is ranked among the most efficient TSOs in Europe.
  • Hiroshi Okamoto
    Executive Vice President, TEPCO Power Grid
    Hiroshi Okamoto is currently the Executive Vice President in charge of corporate planning at TEPCO Power Grid, Inc. He started his career with TEPCO in 1993 immediately after he obtained BS, MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Tokyo. Since then, he has worked for project management of electric power system including Ultra High Voltage (UHV) transmission, renewable energy integration to the power grid, smart grid strategy, international consultancy services for the several power companies and regulatory affairs of the electricity market. Since June 2017, he served as EVP of TEPCO Power Grid and is Chief Technology Officer since 2021.
    In 2017, he jointly published a book “Utility 3.0: Game change in energy industry 2050” and was the author of “Understanding Power Systems on the Grid” in 2020.  He also published many articles and books.
    He is member of Market Strategy Board of International Electro-technical Commission (IEC/MSB), Chairman of Japanese National Committee of CIGRE (International Large Scale Power System Conference), Director of Japan Science Foundation and active member of IEEE and IEEJ.
  • Hiroshi Takahashi
    Professor, Department of Community and Society, Tsuru Univerisity
    Hiroshi Takahashi specializes in public policy and energy policy. He obtained a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, MA, USA and a doctoral degree from the University of Tokyo, and currently serves as Professor at Tsuru University. His former career includes Deputy Director at IT Policy Office of Cabinet Secretariat, Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo, and Research Fellow at Fujitsu Research Institute. He has actively participated in the policy formation of Japan’s electricity system reform and renewable energy deployment as a member of the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy as well as a special advisor to the Cabinet Office. He is the author of "Energy Policy Studies" (2017, Iwanami Shoten) and “Market Liberalization of Electric Utilities” (2011, Nihon Keizai Shimbun Shuppansha), among others.
  • Ryoichi Kunimatsu
    General Manager, Japan Electric Power Exchange (JEPX)
    2015-present General Manager, Planning and Operations Department, Japan Electric Power Exchange (JEPX)
    2004 Joined Japan Electric Power Exchange (JEPX)
    2002 Senior Manager, Energy Division, Accenture
    1993 Joined Andersen Consulting (now Accenture)
    1993 Graduated from Osaka University, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Sune Strøm
    Minister Counsellor, Economic Diplomacy, Energy, Royal Danish Embassy in Japan
    Sune Strøm is a senior energy expert focusing at designing regulatory framework that enables renewable energy and in particularly wind power to become a pillar in the green transformation of societies. He has more than 13 years of deep experience with regulatory issues for wind power and especially offshore wind power from especially Europe as well as new markets in Asia and the US. Besides the regulatory framework Sune Strøm has also insights into how the wind industry contributes to economic activities from the local and regional level to the national and global level.
    Since November 2020, Sune has been at the Royal Danish Embassy to Japan. Before moving to Japan he worked 7 years as Regulatory Expert at Ørsted where he managed regulatory issues for offshore wind energy in Denmark and other markets from initial Maritime Spatial Planning, auction design and all the way to the framework for decommissioning of offshore wind parks. Before joining Ørsted he worked five years as Chief Economist in the Danish Wind Industry Association, the trade association for the broad wind industry in Denmark. Here, he focused at the framework for wind power markets and supporting the interests of the Danish wind industrial supply chain.
  • TomasKåberger
    Chair of Executive Board, Renewable Energy Institute
    Tomas Kåberger has been the Chair of Executive Board of Renewable Energy Institute since its foundation in 2011. Academically, he got an MSc in Engineering Physics, a PhD in Physical Resource Theory, and Docent in Environmental Science at Chalmers. He has been professor in International Sustainable Energy Systems at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University, and he is currently affiliate Professor of Industrial Energy Policy at Chalmers University of Technology.
    Industrially, he has had leading roles in companies providing fuels and technology in the bio-energy industry, another company developing sustainable energy solutions for the automotive industry, and a company operating wind power plants. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vattenfall, and as Industrial Growth Executive of the European company InnEnergy.
    Politically, he has served on board of Swedish and European Environmental Citizen’s organizations, several Swedish Government Committees developing energy and environmental legislation, and China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development as a member of a task force on Low-Carbon Industrialization Strategies. From 2008 until 2011 he was Director General of the National Swedish Energy Agency. He was also a member of the Swedish Climate Policy Council between 2018 and 2021.
  • Teruyuki Ohno
    Executive Director, Renewable Energy Institute
    Teruyuki Ohno joined Renewable Energy Institute in 2013. He has actively participated in the policy formation of Japan’s climate change measures as a member of the subcommittee of carbon pricing and others led by the Ministry of the Environment Japan. Before joining the Institute, he was Director General of the Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government for three years, covering a broad range of environmental issues including energy, climate change, waste management, pollution control, natural environment, and sustainable development. His notable achievements include the “No Dirty Diesel Vehicle Strategy in Tokyo” which reduced the air pollution and PM emissions, and implementation of Japan’s first Cap-and-Trade Program in Tokyo in 2008, involving the industries and successfully building a grand consensus. His active leadership in promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency led to the formation of the foundation of Tokyo’s energy policy. He also serves as part-time lecturer at the University of Tokyo, Adviser for ICLEI Japan, Board Member of WWF Japan and Counselor to the Governor on Zero Emission Tokyo and Environmental Policy. He received the Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award from the California Air Resources Board in 2014. His publications include "Energy Strategies of Municipality Governments" (Iwanami, 2013, Japanese) among others.
  • Mika Ohbayashi
    Director, Renewable Energy Institute

    Mika Ohbayashi is Director at Renewable Energy Institute since its foundation in August 2011. Before joining the Institute, from 2010 to 2011, she worked in Abu Dhabi for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as Policy and Project Regional Manager for Asia Oceania. Prior to that, she worked at the British Embassy to Japan as Climate Change Project Advisor from 2008 to 2009, and served as Director at the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies from 2000 to 2008. She started her career in the energy field by joining the Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center in 1992. In 2017, she was awarded the ISES Global Leadership Award in Advancing Solar Energy Policy - in honour of Hermann Scheer by the International Solar Energy Society.
  • Seiichiro Kimura
    Senior Researcher, Renewable Energy Institute
    Seiichiro Kimura (Ph.D., P.E.jp) joined Renewable Energy Institute in 2018. Specializes in cost-benefit analysis, techno-economic analysis with market penetrating simulation in the energy system. He started his career at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 2004, and was engaged in development of hydrogen energy until 2010. After working for International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research of Kyushu University, he became an associate at the Matsushita Institute of Government and Management between 2014 and 2018, where he was engaged in research on interconnecting electric power systems with the aim of increasing energy self-sufficiency through its own resources and eventually becoming a nation capable of suppling energy to other countries (energy-exporting nation). He received B.Sc. from Tokyo University of Science, M.Sc. from Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Ph.D. from Kyushu University.
    At Renewable Energy Institute, his research focuses on interconnectors and market design for electricity system reform. He has also been responsible for formulating visualized charts and maps for the Power Supply/Demand and Power Flow of Interregional Interconnections data on the Institute’s website.。
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