Japan’s Retail Power Market Seminar

  • 21 Jun 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC-04:00)
  • Ontario Investment and Trade Centre (OITC) 35F, 250 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario

This event is organized by Ontario Ministry of International Trade.

In April 2016, the Japanese electricity market was fully opened to retail-level competition. This brought significant change to one of the largest power market in the world (18 trillion Yen or C$212billion - bigger than de-regulated market in U.S.A) that had previously been dominated by 10 power utilities, each of which had held a regional monopoly over retail electricity sales.

Since then, 400+ new Japanese companies and a number of foreign companies have registered to become electricity retailers, and 13% of households have changed their electricity suppliers.

Given the size of the Japanese electricity market and the relatively high electricity prices in Japan, further interest in the market from foreign electricity retailers is expected.

Ontario Ministry of International Trade has invited speakers from Kanden System Solutions Co., Inc. (KSS), an affiliate company of Kansai Electric Power, the second largest utility in Japan, to explain about opportunities in Japan’s retail electricity market, and to answer questions regarding market entry.

Ontario companies (utilities, smart grid and IT services who have interest in the Japanese power retail market are invited to the seminar.


09:00-09:30 Registration / Networking (with light breakfast)
09:30-09:35 Opening Remarks
09:35-09:45 Remarks by MaRS Advanced Energy Centre
09:45-10:45 Japanese electricity market and opportunities
10:45-10:55 Networking break
10:55-11:20 Service that KSS provides
11:20-11:30 Service that Export Services Branch provides

TO RSVP: https://www.appmybizaccount.gov.on.ca/sodp/osb/public/eform?formNumber=009-EVENTREG-E&lang=en&eventId=CMP-02874-K7J0Q9

Registration is free but please RSVP by June 15, 2018
Questions? Contact wenbo.pan@ontario.ca or 416-433-4992

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