Policy & Regulation

Japan seeing boost to power trading as new companies seek low-cost supply

Power trading is taking off in Japan as new entrants force the old regional monopolies to become more competitive
By Staff reporter 11 June 2018 0 31240

Power trading is taking off in Japan as new entrants force the old regional monopolies to become more competitive, according to Bloomberg.

Japan liberalised its power sector in April 2016, and the influx of new generation companies is increasing the need to trade power to obtain the lowest cost.