2018 年 37 巻 2 号 p. 185-192
A series of liberalization of energy market entails new entrants, users’ freedom of choice, and lowering energy prices. This will result in attrition war and rip the industries’ added values. Therefore, energy industries should create new sources of added values.
Today, consumers’ interests are shifting from values of goods and services to those of “Kotozukuri”. Energy industries should take advantages of this value shift.
The essential for energy industries is to aggressively collaborate with different industries, especially with ICT industries that excel in Society 5.0 for building basic models of “Energy Kotozukuri” by integrating energy supplies and users’ individual lives of energy consumptions. This could be diffused to a variety of other energy systems, and energy industries could ensure new values in the integration of energy supply and consumption.
Another essential is to take advantage of Japan’s energy model. This represents world’s highest energy intensity as well as hydrocarbons’ dominance. The Japan’s model surely best fit to Asian countries.
The viable strategy will be promoting the fusion of energy values, and at the same time, aggressively investing in oil’s down streams, city gas logistics, and power generation businesses in Asian arena.