Renewable Electricity Procurement Guidebook2024 Edition

22 January 2024

in Japanese

Renewable Energy Institute publishes “Renewable Electricity Procurement Guidebook” for corporate energy users in Japan since January 2018 and revises it with the latest information every year.

The 2024 edition explains the basics you need to understand when selecting renewable electricity, and then details the major procurement options. This guidebook provides an overview of corporate PPAs including the characteristics of on-site PPAs and off-site PPAs (physical and virtual) and the price trends compared to regular electricity tariffs. The information of renewable energy certificates is also updated focusing on Non-Fossil Certificates (NFCs). Key topics on renewable electricity procurement in Japan and overseas, such as the technical criteria stipulated by RE100, are presented from corporate energy buyers’ perspectives.

The English edition focuses on renewable electricity procurement methods available in Japan (Chapter 3 of the Japanese edition) providing a comprehensive and updated guide for global corporations operating business in Japan.

<Table of Contents> (of the Japanese edition)   *The English edition covers chapter 3 (marked in bold letters below)

Chapter 1. Objective and Background of the Guidebook
Chapter 2. Basics of Renewable Electricity
Chapter 3. Renewable Electricity Procurement Methods *
 3-1. On-site Generation, On-site PPA
 3-2. Off-site PPA (Corporate PPA)
 3-3. Renewable Energy Certificates
 3-4. Green Products
 3-5. Key Considerations in Procurement
 3-6. Requirements for Renewable Electricity

Chapter 4. Evaluation by CDP for Renewable Electricity
Chapter 5. Renewable Electricity Procurement outside Japan

External Links

  • JCI 気候変動イニシアティブ
  • 自然エネルギー協議会
  • 指定都市 自然エネルギー協議会
  • irelp
  • 全球能源互联网发展合作组织

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