Newcomer power firms vie for household customers
Three years have passed since the total liberalization of the electricity retailing market started in April 2016. Under the system, households can in theory freely choose their electricity suppliers from a range of smaller newcomers and the major companies that had monopolized supplies in their respective service areas, leading to a fierce price war.
Unified electric motorcycle standard eyed
With a view to getting more people riding electric motorcycles, four major motorcycle makers in the nation are considering a unified standard for batteries, charging stations and other facilities, informed sources said Tuesday.
Marubeni to help build smart grid in Philippines
Japanese trading house Marubeni said Thursday that it will team with Kansai Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power to efficiently deliver electricity to a Filipino green city being built on the site of a former U.S. military base.
Unlocking Japan's geothermal energy potential
How Japan can meet its future energy needs is not necessarily something you think about while enjoying a nice long soak in a hot-spring bath. But the hot water you’re soaking in is part of the solution, say advocates of geothermal power.