International Smart Grid Action Network Public Workshop in Yokohama “Toward the Integration of Smartgrids and Renewables”
February 17, 2016
The International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) jointly organize a one-day international workshop on the integration of smart grids and renewables.
ISGAN, organized as the Implementing Agreement for a Co-operative Programme on Smart Grids, under a framework of the International Energy Agency (IEA) creates a mechanism for multilateral government-to-government collaboration to advance the deployment of smarter electric grid technologies, practices, and systems and to promote adoption of related enabling government policies. NEDO participates in ISGAN as a Japanese representative with METI, and is hosting the ISGAN’s 11th Executive Committee meeting in Yokohama, where decision makers from 25 participating countries will gather to share information, knowledge and experience.
The workshop is focusing on the integration of smartgrids and renewables, gathering a wide variety of speakers from all over the world and enhancing the discussion grounded on the up-to-date activities and issues.
Global speakers and participants around 20 countries of the ISGAN community, as well as the energy experts from ASEAN countries will join.* The large number of participants from Japan such as the policy experts, the industry leaders, and the energy technology professionals of R&D and dissemination.
*Confirmed participants from ISGAN community from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland etc., Confirmed global speakers from Malaysia, Philippine, India, Asian Development Bank, Global Smart Grid Federation, etc.
Taking this opportunity, participants would have a better understanding of the value that smarter, cleaner electricity systems can bring, improve best practice exchange, enhance opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, and address gaps in related knowledge and tools.
This event is also supported by the Japan Smart Community Alliance, and the Global Smart Grid Federation.
- Date： March 8, 2016 9:30 – 18:15
- Venue： Intercontinental Yokohama Grand Hotel
1-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, 220-8522, JAPAN
- Registration： Please register on the following website.
- Contact： Smart Community Department, NEDO
|08:30 - 09:30||Registration|
|09:30 - 10:00||
|10:00 - 10:30||
|10:30 - 10:45||Coffee Break|
|10:45 - 12:45||
Session 1: Experiences in Asian Countries for Integration of Smart Grids and Renewables
Round Table Discussion – Moderator – Dr. Kaoru Yamaguchi, Senior Research Fellow, Assistant Director, New and Renewable Energy & International Cooperation Unit, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
|12:45 - 13:45||Lunch Break|
|13:45 - 15:45||
Session 2: Achievements in Europe and US for Integration of Smart Grids and Renewables
Round Table Discussion – Moderator –Mr. Makoto Watanabe, Executive Director of NEDO/Vice Chair, Global Smart Grid Federation(GSGF)
|15:45 - 16:00||Coffee Break|
|16:00 - 18:00||
Session 3: Enabling Technologies and Smart Grid Solutions Focused on the Needs of Integration of Smart Grids and Renewables in Emerging Markets
Round Table Discussion – Moderator – Dr. Kazuhiko Ogimoto, Project Professor, Energy System Integration, The University of Tokyo
|18:00 - 18:15||