Electry Market Surveillance Commission

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About EGC

The Electricity and Gas Market Surveillance Commission (EGC) was established in Japan under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, in order to strengthen monitoring of the electricity, gas and heat power trading market for the liberalization of energy market reform.

The chairman and four commissioners in the EGC were appointed by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and possess knowledge and experience in the fields of law, economics, finance, and engineering and the ability to make fair and neutral decisions. (Member list of EGC)

The chairman and commissioners exercise their duties independently.

The Executive bureau of the Commission consists of three divisions - Policy Coordinate Division, Market Surveillance Division, and Network Surveillance Division - in addition to the Market Surveillance Office in each regional bureau of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

The Commission has rights based on law to:

  1. collect reports, conduct on-site inspections, provide recommendations to businesses, and exercise sole authority in mediation/arbitration
  2. make suggestions/proposals to the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry regarding assessment of network tariffs and retail electric power suppliers

The EGC conducts appropriate monitoring of the electricity, gas and heat power market and enforces strict regulations to ensure neutrality of electricity and gas networks.

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Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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