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NEDO Smart Community Showcase 2018

August 23, 2018

NEDO will hold NEDO Smart Community Showcase 2018 on October 16 (Tue.), 2018 at Parkhotel Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria.

The purpose of this Showcase is to provide an opportunity to share information on a regular basis to discuss the project results and smart grid technology for the future considering the leading-edge technology on smart grid by inviting knowledgeable people in the six demonstration projects in Europe. It is also aimed to expand network and provide an opportunity between stakeholders from public official and experts in each country in smart grid field.

The Showcase will be held as a sub-event of 8th International Conference on the Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources (IRED 2018), which will be held on October 16-19, 2018.


October 16 (Tue.), 2018
Parkhotel Schönbrunn
Hietzinger Hauptstraße 10-14 1130 Vienna, Austria


Contents and schedule may change with further adjustment

13:00 - Registration Desk Open  
13:30 Opening Remarks Mr. Takashi Omote
Executive Director, NEDO
13:40 - 14:05 Special Lecture
  Smart grids in Europe: recent developments and challenges ahead

Dr. Gianluca Fulli
Deputy Head of the Energy Security, Distribution and Markets Unit,
Joint Research Centre, EC

14:05 - 15:15 Session 1
Solutions for Maximum Utilization of the grid
  1-1 Poland Project :
The online type of Special Protection System (SPS) applied to the high voltage line is expected twice much connection capacity of Wind Power.
Title: Polish-Japanese partnership in the field of On-line Special Protection Scheme for Next Generation Power Grid
Mr. Łukasz Szczepaniak
Mr. Hirosi Tanso
Hitachi, Ltd.
1-2 Slovenia Project :
The cloud type of Distribution Management System (DMS) which includes VVO (Vol-Var Optimization) function, Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) function and FLISR (Fault Location Isolation and Service Restoration) function is expected to economically improve the stability and reliability of distribution system.
Title: Slovenian-Japanese partnership in the field of smart grids and smart communities.
Mr. Gregor Omahen
ELES, d.o.o.
Mr. Akito Fukasawa
Hitachi, Ltd.
15:15 - 15:35 Networking Break  
15:35 - 16:40 Session 2
Effective use of Batteries with their valuable properties
  2-1 Niedersachsen Project :
Hybrid configuration of LiB and NAS can play ideal performance not only suitable for PCR and SCR but also imbalance and compensation application.
Title: Demonstration Project for Large-scale Hybrid Power Storage System in Germany
Dr. Magnus Pielke
be.storaged GmbH
Ms. Saori Hamamura
Hitachi Chemical Europe GmbH
2-2 San Diego Project :
Redox Flow Battery has some unique characteristic such as no operational constraints on SOC. The system has been in operation over 1 year in real California condition.
Title: Utility Scale Vanadium Redox Flow Battery for Multiple-Use Application
Mr. Les Young
San Diego Gas&Electric
Mr. Toshio Ooka
Sumitomo Electric.
16:40 - 17:50 Session 3
Effective use of demand side equipment as the Distributed Energy Resources (DER)
  3-1 Lisbon Project :
Space cooling demand is growing in the world. The air conditioning system for office buildings equipped with cold storage tank will be evaluated as Automated Demand Response (ADR) resource.
Title: LiSCooL- Demonstration Project on Automated Demand Response in the City of Lisbon
Dr. Ana Estanqueiro
LNEG (National Laboratory of Energy and Geology)
Mr. Ryoh Masuda
Daikin Industries, Ltd.
3-2 Speyer Project :
Two type of PV + Battery with Home Energy Management System (HEMS) has evaluated to improve the utilization of renewable energy in home. The system has been operated over 1 year.
Title: Local Energy Production and Consumption Project in Speyer
Mr. Mathias Reinhart
Stadtwerke Speyer GmbH
Mr. Hiroshi Arita
Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.
17:50 - 17:55 Closing Remarks Mr. Kazuhiko Muto
Director General,
18:00 - Networking Reception for all participants


Please inform us your name and company name/affiliation by email. Registration is free.
E-mail:  nedo_smart_showcase2018@nedo.go.jp


NEDO Smart Community Department
Contact Persons: Kusunose, Dokyu, Tagawa
Tel: +81-44-520-5274­
E-mail:  nedo_smart_showcase2018@nedo.go.jp