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Agency for Natural Resources and EnergySeven Plans for Next-Generation Energy Parks Newly Authorized!

For the purpose of developing public understanding and awareness regarding future energy used in harmony with the global environment, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has been promoting efforts for creating "Next-Generation Energy Parks," where renewable energy facilities, such as solar PV power, and experience facilities will be installed.

Following on from last fiscal year's program, METI invited local governments and other organizations to submit plans for Next-Generation Energy Parks and received seven applications. The review commission examined the applications and newly authorized the seven plans as Next-Generation Energy Park plans since all of them met the requirements.

1. Next-Generation Energy Parks

Next-Generation Energy Parks are projects authorized by METI based on the submitted plans, aiming at developing public understanding and awareness regarding future energy used in harmony with the global environment by increasing opportunities for the public to have first-hand experience of next-generation energy, including renewable energy.

Forty-one plans have been authorized so far for Next-Generation Energy Parks (from FY 2007 to FY 2011) all over Japan. METI will actively support the authorized plans of Next-Generation Energy Parks by providing information through various media, such as the METI website.

2. Newly Authorized Plans

The following seven plans were newly authorized for Next-Generation Energy Parks. For details, refer to Appendix(PDF:1,488KB) PDF File (in Japanese).

  1. Ashoro Town Next-Generation Energy Park Plan: Ashoro Town, Hokkaido Prefecture
  2. Shonai Town Next-Generation Energy Park: Shonai Town, Yamagata Prefecture
  3. Fukushima Prefecture Next-Generation Energy Park Plan: Fukushima Prefecture
  4. Aikawa-Tsukui Next-Generation Energy Park: Public Enterprises Agency of Kanagawa Prefecture
  5. Hamamatsu City Next-Generation Diversity Energy Park: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
  6. Tokiwa Park Next-Generation Energy Park: Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
  7. Ichikikushikino Next-Generation Energy Park: Ichikikushikino City, Kagoshima Prefecture


Please feel free to contact below if you wish to request an interview about the Energy Parks, energy-saving power generators to be installed in the authorized Energy Parks, etc.

Release Date

October 5, 2012

Division in Charge

New and Renewable Energy Division, Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

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