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NEDO Held a Meeting to Report the Results of Smart Community Demonstration Project in Manchester

November 27, 2017

On November 21, 2017, NEDO co-hosted a meeting with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to report the results of its smart community demonstration project. The meeting took place at Manchester Central, United Kingdom.

At the meeting, Alex Ganotis and Angeliki Stogia, members of the GMCA, greeted attendees by saying that the results of this demonstration project will enable the realization of a low-carbon society, as well as reducing the economic burden on citizens of the future. They also expressed their gratitude for collaborative efforts by Japan and the UK on the project.

NEDO provided information on the projects, which was followed by presentations from the GMCA as well as from the project's contractors, including Hitachi, Ltd., Daikin Industries, Ltd., and Mizuho Bank, Ltd. The contractors introduced their achievements and presented new knowledge gained from the demonstration projects. The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of UK (BEIS) and British power companies also presented future developments, such as the introduction of a heat pump, and expectations for the future electric power system in the UK. A video message from participants of the demonstration project was also introduced at the venue. The meeting finished on a high note, as speakers reported that the demonstration project represented a significant advance and was successful and significant thanks to the cooperation of the people involved.

In addition, one of the contractors for the demonstration project was shortlisted for the Collaborative Working Partnership Award as part of the CIBSE Building Performance Awards. The winner will be announced at the award ceremony in February, 2018.

  • A member of GMCA member Angeliki Stogia giving the opening speech
    A member of GMCA member Angeliki Stogia giving her speech
  • The venue and attendees at the meeting
    The meeting venue
  • A group photo taken at the meeting
    Attendees at the meeting
  • A member of GMCA member Alex Ganotis giving the closing speech
    A member of GMCA member Alex Ganotis giving his speech