Policy status:Unknown
Date Effective:1996
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Loans, Information and Education>Information provision
Policy Target:
Agency:Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Active support for the ESCO (energy service company) business has been provided since the late 1990s to cope with a sharp increase in energy consumption in the commercial and residential sectors. Currently, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has a scheme where business who conducts energy saving project using ESCOs can receive subsidies. The volume of orders for ESCOs increased between 1998 and 2007, from JPY 1 billion to JPY 40.6 billion yen. The number of orders received increased to 176 cases.

ESCO Member Companies in Japan

As of October 2016, there were 33 Regular Members and 44 Supporting Members of the Japan Association of Energy Service Companies (JAESCO). 

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