Participated in a SEforALL-related Energy Conservation Workshop sponsored by the World Bank

Participated in a SEforALL-related Energy Conservation Workshop sponsored by the World Bank

Under the instruction and financial support of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ) participated in the EE&C related workshop (Knowledge Exchange Event on Energy Efficiency) that was held in Singapore over the three-days period between January 24 and 26, 2018 under the sponsorship of the World Bank. ECCJ gave lectures relating to the characteristics of Japan’s EE&C policies, providing typical examples such as the Top Runner Program, and held discussions and information exchanges with the participants such as government representatives.


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Lecture (by ECCJ) Shift and Share
(Small group free discussions)
Site visit
Cooling tower of the Marina Bay Area
district cooling plant chiller system


This workshop was held as part of the “Energy Transition in Asia Initiative” promoted by the World Bank, inviting the six countries which together comprise 60% of the global coal consumption and 40% of the CO2 emissions (India, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Pakistan) and adviser countries (Japan, UK, South Korea, etc.).

Overviews of the discussions held under each workshop theme are as follows:
(1) Policies
Introductions were given to the top-down, controlled-type methods of the Chinese and Indian systems, together with the Japanese system as a typical pattern of public-private partnership scheme which is based on comprehensive government guidance centered on the EE&C Act and an active follow-up by private organizations (including industry groups).

(2) Business models/Financing mechanisms
Because there are various types of patterns in EE Financing Models, with successful examples for each pattern, it was judged that it would be necessary to provide correspond according to the systems and degree of maturity in each subject country.

(3) ESCOs
The practical application of ESCOs is increasing in the various Asian countries. Among these, as ESCO promotion measures using risk hedging, introductions were given in particular to the Indian super-ESCO system which enables the comprehensive implementation of public works projects such as changing street lighting to LEDs, the Technical Assistance (TA) provided by the South Korean KEA (Korea Energy Agency) which leads to the reduction of financial risks, indirect financing backed by government assistance, ESCO market activation measures using factoring, etc.