Monday, July 8, 2013

Separation of Generation and Transmission

It is now election season in Japan, with an upcoming poll for the House of Councillors.  I happened to watch the leaders of the major (and minor) parties briefly on one of Japan's Sunday morning talk shows, and was pleasantly surprised to hear Prime Minister Abe specifically mention electricity reform and "separation of electricity generation and transmission" (発電、送電の分類) again as one of his growth measures.

Not only is this one of his list of Abenomics growth measures, but it is getting prominent attention.  It must play well as a counter to the chorus of voices that it is too early to restart the nukes, before the Fukushima accident has been cleaned up.

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