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Agency for Natural Resources and EnergyAnnouncement Regarding the Present Status of Introduction for Facilities Generating Renewable Energy as of December 31, 2012

The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) compiled the present status of introduction for facilities generating renewable energy as of December 31, 2012, and hereby announces the results.

The total combined capacity of such facilities from April to December, 2012, reached 1,178,000 kW.

The total combined capacity of such facilities between April 1 and December 31, 2012, reached 1,178,000 kW, among which photovoltaic power facilities accounted for 1,119,000 kW.

Facilities for generating renewable energy (type of source) Combined total capacity of facilities that started operation from April 1 to December 31, 2012
Photovoltaic power (for households) 911,000 kW (300,000 kW from April to June)
Photovoltaic power (other than households) 208,000 kW (2,000 kW from April to June)
Wind power 34,000 kW (0 kW from April to June)
Small and medium hydropower (1,000 kW or more) 1,000 kW (1,000 kW from April to June)
Small and medium hydropower (less than 1,000 kW) 2,000 kW (1,000 kW from April to June)
Biomass power 22,000 kW* (6,000 kW from April to June)
Geothermal power 0 kW
Total 1,178,000 kW

* In addition to the above facilities, ANRE approved those generating electricity by combusting mixtures of coal and other materials which started operation from April 1 to December 31, 2012, from which 350,000 kW of electricity could be generated. However, ANRE considers that it is not appropriate to calculate all the electricity as the output from biomass power generation facilities. Based on this viewpoint, the capacities of such facilities are not taken into consideration, as a matter of convenience.

** In the press release for the preliminary figures released on December 14, 2012, the total output from the power generation facilities which started operation from April 1 to November 30, 2012, was about 1,443,000 kW. However, ANRE scrutinized the figure using the actual data of the purchased electricity and confirmed that the total output was actually about 1,007,000 kW as of December 31, 2012. For other figures of the introduction status before the end of November 2012, ANRE will continue to closely review the data and update it.

Appendices

Release Date

March 13, 2012

Division in Charge

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

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