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Agency for Natural Resources and EnergyAnnouncement Regarding the Present Status of Introduction of Facilities Generating Renewable Energy as of June 30, 2013

The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) compiled the present status of introduction for facilities generating renewable energy as of June 30, 2013, and hereby announces the results.

The total combined capacity of such facilities from April 2012 to January 2013, reached 1,394,000 kW.

Renewable energy generating facilities (type of source) Before introducing the Feed-in Tariff Scheme After introducing the Feed-in Tariff Scheme
Combined total capacity of facilities before July 1, 2012 Combined total capacity of facilities in FY2012 (from July 1, 2012, to March 31, 2013) Combined total capacity of facilities in FY2013 (from April 1 to June 30, 2013)
Photovoltaic power (for households) About 4,700,000 kW 969,000 kW 410,000 kW
Photovoltaic power (other than households) About 900,000 kW 704,000 kW 1,416,000 kW
Wind power About 2,600,000 kW 63,000 kW 3,000 kW
Small and medium hydropower (1,000 kW or more) About 9,400,000 kW 0 kW 0 kW
Small and medium hydropower (less than 1,000 kW) About 200,000 kW 2,000 kW 0 kW
Biomass power About 2,300,000 kW 30,000 kW* 68,000 kW
Geothermal power About 500,000 kW 1,000 kW 0 kW
Total About 20,600,000 kW 1,769,000 kW 1,897,000 kW

* In addition to the above facilities, ANRE approved those which generate electricity through the combustion of mixtures of coal and other materials and which began operating in FY2012, from which 350,000 kW of electricity has been generated. However, this method of production is not considered to be 100% biomass power generation by ANRE. Based on this viewpoint, the power generated from these facilities has not been taken into consideration in order to avoid misrepresentation of the figures.

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Release Date

October 4, 2013

Division in Charge

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

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