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Workshop on Smart Grid Development and Regional Task Force (RTF) Annual Meeting

March 15, 2012

 NEDO participated in the Workshop on Smart Grid Development and Regional Task Force (RTA) Annual Meeting organized by the Government of Thailand, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Regional Task Force (RTF), held in Bangkok on March 8-9, 2012.
 RTF, established with the involvement of ADB, is a non-profit organization, in which a number of Japanese enterprises are participating, with the purpose of advancing technology development for renewable energy sources, smart gird, as well as energy conservation by promoting public-private partnership.
 During the meeting, NEDO Executive Director Watanabe made a keynote speech stating that the various activities conducted by ADB and RTF and NEDO's efforts share many aspects in addressing energy and environmental issues by means of utilizing technologies and that NEDO is prepared to continue its cooperation to contribute to the promotion of green technologies.
 In addition, following the presentations made by Mr. Eguchi and Mr. Miyamoto, Chief Representatives respectively at NEDO's representative offices in Bangkok and New Delhi, to introduce projects being implemented by respective representative offices, an active discussion was carried out among these Chief Representatives, participants from energy and environmental field and RTF personnel. As a result, understanding for NEDO's significant role in promoting energy and environmental technologies were deepened and many statements of intention to further cooperate in future project deployment were made.
 NEDO will continue enhancing cooperative relationship with ADB and RTF in order to further promote dissemination of energy and environmental technologies, managing demonstrative projects and linking ADB's financial support with business opportunities that leverage verified project outcome.

  • NEDO Executive Director Watanabe
  • Chief Representative Eguchi of NEDO Representative Office in Bangkok (left), Chief Representative Miyamoto of NEDO Representative Office in New Delhi (right)
    NEDO Executive Director Watanabe, making a keynote speech (top), Chief Representative Eguchi of NEDO Representative Office in Bangkok (left), Chief Representative Miyamoto of NEDO Representative Office in New Delhi (right)