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NEDO Amended MOC, MOM and MOU with the Government of the Republic of Slovenia to Start Cloud-Based Advanced Energy Management System Demonstration Project

September 27, 2018

On September 24, NEDO, Slovenia's Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Ministry of Infrastructure, and ELES d.o.o., Slovenia's state-owned electricity transmission system operator, signed the revised version of Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC), Minutes of Meeting (MOM) and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), respectively for expand the project scope of Smart Community Demonstration Project being carried out jointly from November 2016 and will start demonstration of a cloud-based Advanced Energy Management System (AEMS).

Under the expanded project scope, NEDO and Hitachi aim to establish an energy service business for large consumers and electricity retailers by implementing and demonstrating a cloud-based Advanced Energy Management System (AEMS) which is linked with Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) installed on the consumer side, for example, in factories, buildings and homes, and which prevents power outages through autonomous operation during grid failure, ensures the quality of factory electricity through voltage dips mitigation measures, and provides frequency control to electricity transmission system operator.

At the ceremony, Hiroaki Ishizuka, NEDO Chairman, Aleš Cantarutti, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Development Technology, Bojan Kumer, State Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure, and Aleksander Mervar, the CEO of ELES signed the revised version of MOC, MOM and MOU respectively in the presence of Keiji Fukuda, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Slovenia, Zdravko Počivalšek, Minister of Economic Development and Technology, and Alenka Bratusek, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure (former Prime Minister).

On September 25, NEDO Chairman Hiroaki Ishizuka met with Marjan Šarec, Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia. They reaffirmed continuous cooperation and support for the project from the new government of Slovenia formed in September 2018.

  • Photo of NEDO Chairman Hiroaki Ishizuka giving his speech
    NEDO Chairman Hiroaki Ishizuka
    giving his speech
  • Photo of Signing Ceremony
    Signing Ceremony
  • Photo of MOC Signing
    MOC Signing
  • Photo of NEDO Chairman Hiroaki Ishizuka and Prime Minister Marjan Šarec
    NEDO Chairman Hiroaki Ishizuka
    and Prime Minister Marjan Šarec