Agency to present grid integration solutions that can support the rapid scale up of variable renewable energy in G20 power systems.
As Japan moves away from nuclear power plants, it has turned to renewables to diversify its energy mix. Auctions have emerged as a key policy tool for the transition.
Despite Japan’s technical and construction preeminence and its significant energy potential, there are only around twenty geothermal plants in Japan, generating 0.3% of the country’s total electricity. However, in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster the Japanese government introduced new policies to accelerate geothermal power plant deployment.
IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin discusses the era of renewable energy diplomacy and Japan’s place within a global energy sector undergoing a rapid transformation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Taro Kono.
This report, a joint study between IRENA and the Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI), provides new perspectives on the interconnection potential in Northeast Asia and valuable insights for policy makers and key stakeholders.