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Agency for Natural Resources and EnergySettlement of FY2013 Purchase Prices for Newcomers and FY2013 Surcharge Rates under the Feed-in Tariff Scheme for Renewable Energy

On March 29, 2013, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) determined FY2013 purchase prices for newcomers and FY2013 surcharge rates under the Feed-in Tariff Scheme for Renewable Energy.

1. FY2013 purchase prices for newcomers

1) Electricity generated by photovoltaic power

  • For customers other than households (10 kW or more), purchase price of photovoltaic power will be lowered by 4.20 yen, from 42 yen/kWh in FY2012 to 37.8 yen/kWh.
  • For household customers (less than 10 kW), the prices will be lowered by 4 yen, from 42 yen/kWh in FY2012 to 38 yen/kWh.
Customers other than households (10 kW or more) FY2012 FY2013
Purchase prices per 1 kWh Excluding tax 40 yen 36 yen
Including tax 42 yen 37.8 yen
Household customers (less than 10 kW) FY2012 FY2013
Purchase prices per 1 kWh Excluding tax 42 yen 38 yen
Including tax

Reference: Report compiled by the Procurement Price Calculation Committee (in Japanese)

2) Electricity generated by sources other than photovoltaic power (wind, small and medium hydro-, geothermal, and biomass power)

  • Purchase price of these sources for FY2013 newcomers will be the same as FY2012 prices.

2. FY2013 surcharge rates

FY2013 surcharge rates were set by combining the surcharge rates under the Feed-in Tariff Scheme and the abolished old scheme (the Excess Electricity Purchasing Scheme for Photovoltaic Power) as follows:

For the national average, 0.40 yen per 1 kWh surcharge will be collected from customers, set by combining 0.35 yen (based on the current scheme) and 0.05 yen (the average surcharge under the old scheme). For standard households which consume 300 kWh electricity per month, 120 yen surcharge will be collected, set by multiplying 0.40 yen/kWh by 300 kWh, if household customers pay about 7,000 yen for monthly electricity rates (in FY2012, 87 yen has been collected).

FY2013 surcharge rates will be added to the electricity rates billed between May 2013 and April 2014.

  National average Hokkaido Tohoku Tokyo Chubu Hokuriku Kansai Chugoku Shikoku Kyushu Okinawa
Surcharges per 1 kWh 0.40 yen 0.37 yen 0.39 yen 0.40 yen 0.42 yen 0.36 yen 0.40 yen 0.41 yen 0.43 yen 0.44 yen 0.42 yen
Based on the current scheme 0.35 yen
Based on the old scheme 0.05 yen 0.02 yen 0.04 yen 0.05 yen 0.07 yen 0.01 yen 0.05 yen 0.06 yen 0.08 yen 0.09 yen 0.07 yen
Monthly surcharges collected from average households which consume 300 kWh per month 120 yen 111 yen 117 yen 120 yen 126 yen 108 yen 120 yen 123 yen 129 yen 132 yen 126 yen

Reference: Feed-in Tariff Scheme for Renewable Energy

Under this scheme, utilities are obliged to purchase electricity generated by renewable energy sources at the predetermined prices, aiming at raising awareness on renewable energy (the scheme was inaugurated in July 2012).

Release Date

March 29, 2013

Division in Charge

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

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