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2015 Dec – Japan’s Electricity and Gas Market Liberalisation: New Business Opportunities in Japan for UK Companies

Renewable Energy, JapanBusiness Link Japan (BLJ) was pleased to lead a discussion on the new opportunities that lay ahead for British companies in the energy sector during a well-attended seminar on Japan’s Electricity and Gas Market Reform.

The seminar was organised by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and the Department of Energy & Climate Change on Wednesday 16 December in London.

Japan passed a legislation earlier this year that is reshaping the country’s gas and electricity sectors, opening up an energy market worth £56 billion to foreign and domestic investment, according to Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO).

There are opportunities for UK companies in low carbon energy generation such as offshore wind, solar PV and biomass, as well as in grid development, demand-side management, and smart storage – all areas where the UK’s power engineering sector is strong.

Japanese companies and consumers are also looking for technological solutions which conserve energy – in particular focusing on smart technologies for business.

For more information download our Definitive Guide to Doing Business in Japan or submit a market enquiry to Ms. Yukiyo Miyakita, Senior Trade Adviser, UK Trade & Investment.

You can also join the British Embassy Tokyo’s Smart Energy Week Trade Mission to Japan in February 2016.

Attending the World Smart Energy Week will provide you with invaluable opportunities to present your products and services to a broad range of senior industry representatives.

Please contact Yukiyo Miyakita on Emiko Sekiguchi at for more information.

**Photo Credit: Turbines at Los Vientos Wind Farm by Duke Energy.