Even though there is a large amount of technology investment in Japan, the Demand Response is still finding its feet in the power grid market. Japanese Open Demand Response Market Alliance members include many prominent companies, including Fuji Electric, Toshiba, Hitachi, and Mitsubishi.
Demand response is end-use customers reducing their use of electricity in response to power grid needs, economic signals from a competitive wholesale market or special retail rates.
Demand response enables utilities to avoid building new power plants that are used only during the peak hours of the day (typically late afternoon to early evening). Building and operating plants that are used only on occasion (also known as peaker plantsÂ) is expensive, and those costs are eventually passed on to utility ratepayers. Demand response also enables utilities to avoid purchasing high-priced wholesale energy by reducing the demand for that energy at particular times of the day. Wholesale energy costs are eventually passed on to ratepayers so to the extent that those costs can be lowered by demand response, ratepayers will benefit.. Demand response also provides system and local reliability benefits in that they enable utilities to avoid the use of rolling blackouts when there is not enough generation to satisfy demand. Finally demand response provides environmental benefits by enabling the utilities to avoid the use of peaker plants. Peaker plants typically have higher greenhouse gas and other air emissions. Demand response also has the potential to integrate more renewable energy (wind, solar, etc.) into the grid.
Occasional storms and heat waves, as well as periodic power plant repairs and maintenance, have the potential to affect worlds supply and demand for electricity. When demand is high and supply is short, power interruptions can sometimes be the result. Building enough power plants to satisfy every possible supply and demand scenario is one possibility, but the cost and environmental impact of that would be tremendous.
Demand response programs are designed to be both fiscally and environmentally responsible ways to respond to occasional and temporary peak demand periods. The programs offer incentives to businesses that volunteer and participate by temporarily reducing their electricity use when demand could outpace supply.
What the Report Offers
·Market Definition for the specified topic along with identification of key drivers and restraints for the market.
·Market analysis for the Japan demand response Market, with specific assessments and competition analysis on a regional scale.
·Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities and identification of key companies which can influence the market on a regional scale.
·Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their share of markets.
·Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the Japan demand response market on a regional scale.
·A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
1. Executive Summary
2. Research Methodology
3. Market Overview
3.2 Market Demand Until 2021
3.3 Recent Developments
3.4 Government Policies and Regulations
4. Market Dynamics
5. PESTLE Analysis
6. Japan Demand Response Market Analysis, By End-User
6.1 Residential Applications
6.2 Commercial Applications
6.3 Industrial Applications
7. Key Company Analysis
*(Exhaustive List of Players will be available in the full report)
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
8.2 Market Share Analysis