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Agency for Natural Resources and EnergyAnnouncement Regarding the Present Status of Introduction of Facilities Generating Renewable Energy as of February 28, 2013

The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) compiled the present status of introduction for facilities generating renewable energy as of February 28, 2013, and hereby announces the results.

The total combined capacity of such facilities from April 2012 to February 2013, reached 1,662,000 kW.

The total combined capacity of such facilities between April 1, 2012, and February 28, 2013, reached 1,662,000 kW, among which photovoltaic power facilities accounted for 1,559,000 kW.

Facilities for generating renewable energy (type of source) Combined total capacity of facilities that started operation from April 1, 2012, to February 30, 2013
Photovoltaic power (for households) 1,137,000 kW (300,000 kW from April to June 2012)
Photovoltaic power (other than households) 422,000 kW (2,000 kW from April to June 2012)
Wind power 63,000 kW (0 kW from April to June 2012)
Small and medium hydropower (1,000 kW or more) 1,000 kW (1,000 kW from April to June 2012)
Small and medium hydropower (less than 1,000 kW) 2,000 kW (1,000 kW from April to June 2012)
Biomass power 36,000 kW* (6,000 kW from April to June 2012)
Geothermal power 1,000 kW
Total 1,662,000 kW

* In addition to the above facilities, ANRE approved those that generate electricity by combusting mixtures of coal and other materials and started operation between April 1, 2012, and February 28, 2013, 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.

Appendices

Release Date

May 17, 2013

Division in Charge

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

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