Participation in the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) 2019 and SEforALL-related Workshop
Under the instruction and financial support of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ) participated in the SEforALL-related Workshop and the ACEF that were held in Manila, the Philippines in June 2019.
Objectives are as follows;
(1) Participation in the ACEF/Deep Dive Workshop (DDW), a workshop discussing specific topics of interest more deeply, which was hosted by the ADB’s SEforALL related Division.
ECCJ discussed the necessity of introducing even higher levels of energy conservation and renewable energy by introducing new technologies and applying excellent case examples in order both to improve electrification rates and reduce CO2 emissions. As a typical example of this, ECCJ introduced the smart community activities being implemented by Kitakyushu City in Japan.
(2) Attendance at the ACEF
ECCJ made best use of the opportunities provided by the ACEF sessions and the small meetings which spontaneously occur, with the intention of conveying information as the Japan representative, collecting a wide range of information, and maintaining and expanding human networking.
|ACEF keynote speech
|Presentation by ECCJ
|Clean Energy Dim Sum
|Photograph with the ADB CAREC Team
(1) ACEF/DDW: This Workshop was held over a two-day period based on thematic tracks including energy and livable cities, energy and water sustainability, energy and rural poverty alleviation, energy and innovative finance, and clean energy trends and directions. During the Workshop, ECCJ gave a presentation on the subject of “Maximizing Demand-side Energy Efficiency to Accelerate National Electrification”. This described the necessity of introducing an even greater level of energy conservation and renewable energy as a measure that offsets the increase of energy consumption while improving the electrification in “electrification-deficient countries” including Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Kenya, where the rate of population increase is greater than the rate of electrification increase. As an activity for promoting the SDG7 for an entire city (Goal 7: Ensuring access for all persons to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy), ECCJ presented the example of a “smart community” in Kitakyushu City, indicating the major role of EE&C activities in this project.
(2) ACEF: Among the ADB loan projects, a project in five central Asian countries was discussed requiring systematic integration of the operation of renewable energy (mainly using solar power). Among the new technologies developed by small entrepreneurs, the concept of integrating small-scale solar power generators using mini-grid system was popular among the ideas.