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Conclusion of a Letter of Intent for Smart Community System Demonstration Project in the City of Council Malaga, Spain

April 4, 2011

  NEDO and the City Council of Malaga, Spain concluded a Letter of Intent (LOI) on March 28, 2011 to confirm bilateral understanding and intention to cooperate in the implementation of the Smart Community System Demonstration Project. The signing ceremony held in Malaga was attended by NEDO Chairman Murata and Mr. Francisco de la Torre Prados, Mayor of the City Council of Malaga.

  Before the signing ceremony, a moment of silence was observed for the victims of the Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake. During the bilateral meeting, Mayor de la Torre expressed his condolences to the victims and stated Malaga is demonstrating its solidarity with Japan and the Japanese people in various ways and supporting activities such as making monetary donations have commenced.

  The Smart Community System Demonstration Project, aligned with the Malaga Smartcity Project* being carried out in Malaga, will demonstrate Japan's smart community-related technologies, aiming to prepare for the large-scale introduction of renewable energy as well as the dissemination of next-generation vehicles, focusing on the transportation and power sectors, where a significant reduction in CO₂emissions can be expected.

  This Demonstration Project will focus on the establishment of a new infrastructure including EV management systems, EV charging facilities as well as the introduction of a platform to collaborate with the Malaga Smartcity Project, which integrates information from energy management systems for renewable energy and the existing power infrastructure, thereby improving the efficiency of Malaga’s grid management system.

 

  *The Malaga Smartcity Project is designed to improve energy efficiency and reduce CO₂ emissions in Malaga by integrating a community energy management system (CEMS) and other technologies such as renewable energy, power storage and smart meters.



 LOI signing  Mayor de la Torre attending the memorial ceremony for the victims of the Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake