Renewable Energy Institute released the “Recommendations to the Government on Revising Renewable Energy Policies” (original Japanese version released on 17 July 2019).
The Subcommittee on Mass Introduction of Renewable Energy and Next-Generation Electricity Networks under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has discussed prospective revision of the current FiT Act in accordance with the schedule prescribed in it, and released its interim proposal in mid August. The discussion is presumably focused on the following two items as particularly major changes from the FiT Act in its present form.
・Shift from the feed-in tariff scheme to direct marketing and the feed-in premium (FiP) scheme
・Systematic transmission planning for high integration of renewables into the market
In this document, we, Renewable Energy Institute, set forth our views on the government’s policy to revise the FiT Act, and on the renewable energy auction system, and propose the following three recommendations.
Recommendation 1: Prioritize the improvement of the market environment for renewables
Recommendation 2: Promote systematic mid-long term transmission planning
Recommendation 3: Introduce a multi-year plan for auction volumes
Report (September 2018, Japanese original July 2018)
Feed-in Tariffs in Japan: Five Years of Achievements and Future Challenges