Japan Electric Power Information Center (JEPIC)
JEPIC was established in 1958 to serve Japanese regional electric utilities. The objectives are to: conduct research and exchange information with electric utilities around the world in a coordinated manner, and cooperate with developing countries to help build out their electric power infrastructures. These objectives have remain unchanged since JEPIC's inception.
The Japanese electric power industry has contributed to the development of the Japanese economy and the improvement of the people's quality of life. In recent years, however, the electricity industry is facing new challenges. Global trends such as de-carbonization, de-centralization, de-regulation, and digitalization are transforming the shape of the industry. And with the liberalization of electricity markets, Japanese utilities have to find new and innovative methods to succeed, while fulfilling their responsibilities to provide high-quality, reliable, cheap electricity.
Other challenges facing the industry include GHG reduction, managing the variability of renewable energy, power grid stabilization, securing the resiliency of nuclear and coal power, and electric power system restructuring.
To better answer these challenges, JEPIC follows the latest movements and trends in the world and the lessons learned from critical experiences. By doing so, they can contribute to the further development of energy industries by providing useful information to their member companies and people in the industry.
JEPIC's 80 employees (approximately) will continue to look ahead to the future of the industry. With the new "Reiwa" era, they intend to meet their obligations with new energy and excitement. JEPIC is determined to serve as a bridge connecting utilities across the globe and as a bridge to the future.See more