Looop is one of the largest renewable energy EPC/IPP companies in Japan with a track record of more than 300MW power plants developed worldwide. Since 2015, it has also offered a broad array of energy services in its retail business “Looop Denki”. As of end of March 2020, Looop counted over 200,000 low-voltage plan customers making it the largest independent new power retailer in Japan. Moreover, Looop plays a pivotal role in a smart city project in cooperation with the local government in Saitama, Japan.
HOKURIKU ELECTRIC is an electric utility with 2.1M customers. Their generation mix is characterised by a high ratio of hydroelectric power – which is less carbon intensive than other forms of generation – thanks to plentiful water resources in their area. Their Transmission/Distribution Division was reformed as a separate entity in 2020 and plans to install smart meters to all households by 2024.
ENECHANGE is Japan’s most popular energy switching website, having 3 million monthly unique visitors and working with over 100 energy suppliers. ENECHANGE is also recognised as one of the most innovative energy ventures in Japan, providing vertically integrated tech solutions – including data-driven CRM solutions, smart-meter data management (SMAP) – for energy suppliers.