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NEDO Holds India-Japan Industry & Energy Seminar

May 7, 2018

On May 1, NEDO held the India-Japan Industry & Energy Seminar in coordination with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), India's foremost economic organization The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

The Energy Session in this seminar featured two panel discussions by experts in the public and private sectors. In the first half of the session the panel focused on measures to reduce air pollution from the energy sector. The session introduced technical countermeasures dealing with coal-fired thermal power generation, biomass energy, and a modal shift to public transportation. Plans for achieving Clean Air India were also discussed.

In the latter half of the session, discussion focused on measures for grid stabilization technology in the electric vehicle (EV) era. As both countries move forward with the large-scale implementation of renewable energy, it will be vital to avoid instability in the power grid. In light of this, participants discussed the necessity of implementing virtual power plants (VPP) by tying EVs into the grid, and carrying out remote integrated control using energy management technology.

At the beginning of the seminar, NEDO Chairman Hiroaki Ishizuka delivered the opening remarks, then Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Government of Japan, Hiroshige Seko, and Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Secretary of the Ministry of Power, the Government of India gave special lectures. Approximately 300 people attended the seminar.

Before the seminar, chairman Hiroaki Ishizuka also attended the 9th India-Japan Energy Dialogue co-chaired by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy Shri Raj Kumar.

  • Photo of NEDO Chairman Hiroaki Ishizuka delivering opening remarks on stage
    Opening remarks by NEDO Chairman Hiroaki Ishizuka
  • Speech by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
    Speech by the Minister of Economy,
    Trade and Industry
  • Photo of NEDO Chairman Hiroaki Ishizuka with Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko and Secretary of the Ministry of Power for the Government of India Ajay Kumar Bhalla
    NEDO Chairman Hiroaki Ishizuka, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko, Secretary of the Ministry of Power for the Government of India Ajay Kumar Bhalla, and others