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Agency for Natural Resources and EnergyEstablishment of the Subcommittee on Long-term Energy Supply-demand Outlook-To Deliberate the Energy Mix for Japan-

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will newly establish a Subcommittee on Long-term Energy Supply-demand Outlook to deliberate long-term outlooks for the energy supply and demand balance, based on the policy stated in the Fourth Strategic Energy Plan, which was approved by the Cabinet in April 2014.

Moreover, METI will also create a new Power Generation Cost Verification Working Group under the subcommittee, aiming to estimate the cost for generating power in Japan.

1. Purpose

On April 11, 2014, the Cabinet approved the Fourth Strategic Energy Plan.

Based on the policy stated in the plan, METI will establish a new Subcommittee on Long-term Energy Supply-demand Outlook under the Strategic Policy Committee of the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy, aiming to discuss the future ideal approach to developing a realistic, well-balanced energy supply-demand structure.

In addition, METI will also create a new Power Generation Cost Verification Working Group under the subcommittee, so as to newly estimate such cost by power source, taking the previous verification of related data into consideration and also reflecting the latest data.

2. Member of the subcommittee and future schedule

For the list of the members of the subcommittee and working group, see the Japanese language press release.

In addition, the future schedule of the subcommittee and working group will be announced on the METI website immediately as it is decided.

Release date

December 26, 2014

Division in charge

  • Information on the Subcommittee on Long-term Energy Supply-demand Outlook
    Energy Strategy Office, General Policy Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy
  • Information on the Power Generation Cost Verification Working Group
    Energy Supply and Demand Policy Office, General Policy Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy
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