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NEDO Held a Meeting to Report the Results of Its Smart Community Demonstration Project in the German City of Speyer

March 14, 2018

On March 9, 2018, NEDO hosted a meeting to report the results of its smart community demonstration project in Speyer, Germany. The meeting was held together with the government of Speyer, Stadtwerke Speyer GmbH (SWS), and several NEDO project contractors (NTT Docomo, Inc.; NTT Facilities, Inc.; Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.; and Hitachi Information & Telecommunication Engineering, Ltd.).

Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Federal Republic of Germany, attended the meeting as a guest of honor. Following the speeches given by Ambassador Yagi and Mayor Hansjörg Eger of Speyer, NEDO provided information on the project. NTT Docomo and Hitachi Chemical Co. introduced their achievements and presented the new knowledge they had gained from the demonstration project, which they hoped would contribute to increasing the economic benefits of photovoltaics to consumers by improving rates of self-consumption and self-sufficiency, as well as solving global energy and environmental problems.

In his closing speech, NEDO Executive Director Takashi Omote made an appeal to attendees with regards to the results of the demonstration project, saying that the demonstration project was successful thanks to the cooperation between Japan and Germany. He expressed his expectation that the results of the demonstration project in Speyer would further develop smart community technologies throughout the world.

Also in attendance were Acting Consul-General Yoshitaka Tsunoda of Consulate-General of Japan in Frankfurt am Main; Managing Director Wolfgang Bühring of SWS; Former Managing Director Alfred Böhmer of GEWO Wohnen Gmbh; and local residents and electric companies that participated in the demonstration project.

  • Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Federal Republic of Germany, giving the opening speech
    Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Federal Republic of Germany, giving his speech
  • NEDO Executive Director Takashi Omote giving the closing speech
    NEDO Executive Director Takashi Omote giving his speech
  • A group photo taken at the meeting
    Attendees at the meeting