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Message from the CEOMessage from the CEO

We are in the midst of an energy revolution that is occurring on a global scale.
In Europe and other areas, we are steadily proceeding from conventional power sources to supplying 100% of power through natural renewable energy. In addition to reducing CO2 to stop global warming, renewable energy can be supplied stably to various parts of the world by effectively utilizing semi-permanent resources such as the sun, wind, geothermal energy and hydro power.
Furthermore, renewable energy is generally a system of distributed local energy production completely different to the centralised large plant model that electric power companies have been maintaining until now. By using energy sources in each region which best match that region’s needs, it is possible to efficiently supply power even for society as a whole. To become self-sustaining in energy is a big boost to the independence of each region.
So, what about the situation in Japan? After the nuclear accident in Fukushima, a Feed-in Tariff (FIT) system was introduced in order to promote the spread of renewable energy in Japan. However, renewable energy has not spread as much as was expected. For example, the general perception is that solar power generation is a transient boom economy. The Japanese Power Supply Composition of 2030 issued by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) notes that renewable energy is expected to comprise only 22-24% of power generation, and surprisingly, 20% of the remaining power is expected to come from nuclear power generation.
Japan’s energy self-sufficiency rate is only 6%. Fossil fuels such as oil and coal imported for the remaining 94% will surely disappear in the near future. And fossil fuels suffer not only from unstable market prices but are also greatly influenced by the exchange rate. Given the reality that Japan’s debt exceeds 200% of GDP and that it has become the world’s largest debtor, renewable energy is the only path to self-sufficient energy. That is why it is urgent to shift to infinite natural energy.
In countries that are aware of it, the energy revolution is steadily expanding. Throughout the world, solar power generation and wind power generation have already become cheaper power sources than fossil fuels.
“Grid parity” in which the cost of renewable energy is cheaper than fossil fuel is a process that we have to achieve and we have incorporated this thinking in GPSS: Grid Parity for Sustainable Society.
In order to achieve grid parity and ultimately aim for a society with 100% renewable energy, GPSS Holdings will do all that we can do.

GPSS Holdings Inc.CEO Masaaki MezakiGPSS Holdings Inc.CEO Masaaki Mezaki

GPSS STORY We promote the development of renewable energy pursuing competitiveness in terms of price compared with conventional depleting fossil fuels, and will supply clean and safe electricity.GPSS STORY We promote the development of renewable energy pursuing competitiveness in terms of price compared with conventional depleting fossil fuels, and will supply clean and safe electricity.
Global challenges Depletable fuel which is an exhaustable resource with unstable prices Global warming caused by increased greenhouse gas emissions Nuclear power plant accidents which shake the safety mythGlobal challenges Depletable fuel which is an exhaustable resource with unstable prices Global warming caused by increased greenhouse gas emissions Nuclear power plant accidents which shake the safety myth
100% renewable energy to realize a sustainable society The point of spreading renewable energy The cost of renewable energy can be equal to traditional power costs (grid parity) Equivalent power cost (grid parity) Depletable fuels such as petroleum and coal Renewable
energy such as solar,geothermal, wind and small hydroelectric power100% renewable energy to realize a sustainable society The point of spreading renewable energy The cost of renewable energy can be equal to traditional power costs (grid parity) Equivalent power cost (grid parity) Depletable fuels such as petroleum and coal Renewable
energy such as solar,geothermal, wind and small hydroelectric power
Local Community The stages of success in the community for renewable energy Japan has an energy self-sufficiency rate of 6%. Currently it depends on imported fossil fuels from overseas, but there are many areas hidden in the potential of utilizing various types of renewable energy such as solar, geothermal, wind and hydroelectric.Local Community The stages of success in the community for renewable energy Japan has an energy self-sufficiency rate of 6%. Currently it depends on imported fossil fuels from overseas, but there are many areas hidden in the potential of utilizing various types of renewable energy such as solar, geothermal, wind and hydroelectric.
Benefits of introducing renewable energy ● Local production of electricity ● Regional revitalization (economic development through infrastructure development, new employment, power sales income)Benefits of introducing renewable energy ● Local production of electricity ● Regional revitalization (economic development through infrastructure development, new employment, power sales income)
Utilizing locally produced energy, leading towards a sustainable society of 100% renewable energy.Utilizing locally produced energy, leading towards a sustainable society of 100% renewable energy.