EMAK12

The 12th Energy Management Action Network Workshop

– EMAK12 –


Evolution of Energy Efficiency Policies into Demand-side Energy Policies

The workshop will bring together policy makers and private sector leaders to address strategic approaches to electrification, fuel switching, grid flexibility, digitalisation, and disclosure of energy and climate related information.

The dual goal of achieving decarbonisation and energy security requires a strong focus on energy efficiency policies and the development towards demand-side energy policies, considering energy efficiency is the “first fuel”. Governments have recognised the critical role of energy efficiency since the global environmental movement and oil crisis of the 1970s. The more recent energy crisis in 2022 underscored the importance of demand-side policies and solutions, to achieve carbon neutrality and energy security and to alleviate the impact of high prices on consumers and businesses.

Participants will discuss demand-side energy policies and approaches for the industrial and buildings sectors, including electrification, heat pump deployment, smart meter rollout, demand response, and grid flexibility.

The event is being organised by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan, with the support of the Energy Conservation Center, Japan. The Workshop is an initiative of the Energy Management Action Network (EMAK), a Task Group of the Energy Efficiency Hub.

Details

■ Date: Date 13 December 2023
Venue: Hilton Paris Opera, 108 rue Saint-Lazare, 75008 Paris
Time: 9:30 – 18:20 (GMT+1)
■ Agenda:  https://www.asiaeec-col.eccj.or.jp/emak12-Agenda/
■ Youtube URL: https://youtube.com/live/UI7922s3lGY

This workshop is the best opportunity to:

■ Learn more about energy efficiency and demand-side policy design and implementation in different countries and regions in terms of both incentive and regulation,
■ Exchange best practices and challenges in implementing policies to promote electrification, fuel switching, grid flexibility, digitalisation and the disclosure of energy and climate-related information,

■ Connect with policy makers and private sector stakeholder working to foster the clean energy transitions.

The archive for EMAK is available here.

EMAK12 workshop:

Evolution of Energy Efficiency Policies into Demand-side Energy Policies

Read the outcomes of the workshop in the EMAK12 report here.

Click here for the Agenda.

To find out more about EMAK’s previous workshops, click here.

Opnening Remarks & Keynote

Introduction from Dr Jonathan Sinton, Head of Energy Efficiency Hub Secretariat

 

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Jonathan Sinton is Head of Secretariat for the Energy Efficiency Hub. He has worked on energy efficiency analysis and policy for over 30 years, always with a focus on international collaboration. He has held a variety of posts previously, including at the World Bank, the International Energy Agency, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

 

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Remarks from Ms Penny Sirault, Chair of Energy Efficiency Hub, Australia

 

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Penelope (Penny) Sirault is the Branch Head of Home Ratings and Disclosure Branch in the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water based in Canberra, Australia. She has worked across many energy-related portfolios in Senior Executive roles.  Since late 2020, Penny has led residential energy efficiency policy and implementation, including national programs under the Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings, and minimum standards and labelling requirements for buildings and appliances.


Remarks from Mr Kentaro Oe, Counsellor, Permanent Delegation of Japan to the OECD, Japan

 

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Keynote from Dr Emma Mooney, Energy Efficiency Analyst, Office of Energy Efficiency and Inclusive Transitions, IEA

 

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Emma is an Energy Analyst in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Inclusive Transitions (EEIT) of the International Energy Agency (IEA). Her work in the IEA is in demand side management with a focus on behavioural change, industrial energy efficiency and energy management. Emma has over 20 years’ experience in sustainable energy management, and has worked in the private, public and research sectors. She is a Chartered Engineer with a Masters in Energy Management, an MBA, and a Doctorate on the topic of Industrial energy efficiency.

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Session – 1 : Demand-side energy policies and strategic approaches in each country

Session1 Chaired by Kristina Klimovich

 

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Kristina Klimovich serves as Programme Officer at the Energy Efficiency Hub Secretariat, hosted at the IEA’s Office for Energy Efficiency and Inclusive Transitions, since August 2021. Prior to her arrival at the IEA, she worked for Global New Energy Finance as Head of Advisory and Consulting, where she was in charge of a portfolio of projects focused on financing sustainable building renovation. Prior to that she promoted an innovative financing mechanism called PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) in the US.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Alaska and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the New School University in New York City.

 

We will focus on themes of degitalisation and consumer engagement.

Guiding questions may include:

・ Do you have examples of effective consumer engagement measures encouraging people to optimise their energy use?

・ What policies have successfully supported fuel switching and demand response?

・ What are some solutions to support the widespread adoption of smart meters?

・ What critical challenges need to be addressed now to enable the digital transformation of energy systems?


Remarks from Mr Naoki Tosaka, Assistant Director, ANRE, METI, Japan

 

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Remarks from Tudor Constantinescu, Principal Advisor to The Director General for Energy, European Commission

 

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Tudor Constantinescu is Principal Adviser to the Director General for Energy in the European Commission. He works on energy priorities and initiatives related to hydrogen and to the financing of the energy transition, notably through cohesion policy. Previously, he held different positions including founding Executive Director at BPI Europe and president of the Romanian Agency for Energy Conservation. He has degrees in economics and engineering as well as a PhD on regulatory economics in the energy sector.

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Remarks from Mr Anoop Nambiar, Distributed Energy Lead, AusNet, Australia

 

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Remarks form Dr Zulfikar Yurnaidi, Manager of Energy Modelling and Policy Planning, ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE)

 

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Dr Zulfikar Yurnaidi is the Manager of Energy Modeling, Policy and Planning (MPP) Department of ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE). MPP department leads the energy research and cooperation activities in ASEAN, especially to implement the Regional Energy Policy and Planning (REPP) including cross-sectoral issues and support other programme areas of the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC). Among others, the department is responsible for the development of the ASEAN Energy Outlook (AEO), ASEAN Energy Database System (AEDS).

Previously, he was Project Manager of the 7th ASEAN Energy Outlook (AEO7), Senior Officer of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (REE) Department, and Senior Research Analyst of ASEAN Climate Change and Energy Project (ACCEPT).

He holds Doctoral Degree from Department of Energy Studies, Ajou University. Prior to ACE, he was a researcher in Green Technology Center (GTC) Korea, focusing on green technology cooperation with partner countries, such as on waste-to-energy, climate smart agriculture, water monitoring system, and AI-based disaster response, in Indonesia and Bhutan. Prior to that, he was post-doctoral researcher and lecturer in Ajou University, working in energy modelling and energy economics.

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Remarks from Ms Alexandra Maciel, National Coordinator, Ministry of Mines & Energy, Brazil

 

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Session 1 Discussion 1
Session 1 Discussion 2
Session 1 Discussion 3
Session 1 Discussion 4

Session2 & Session3 Chaired by Mr Joji Koike
Presentation from Chair
Bridging the Policy and the Demand-side towards promoting Energy Efficiency and Carbon Neutrality

 

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Mr. Joji Koike is the managing director of ECCJ. Before joining the ECCJ in July 2022, he worked in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, where he had been engaging in various fields including security export control issues, services trade and investment agreement negotiation. He also has abundant experience working overseas such as in the APEC Secretariat, Embassy of Japan in Syria, and in the IEA.

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Session – 2 :  Exchanging best practices/challenges of demand-side efforts in the Industrial sector

S2-1
“Water heat source CO2 Heat Pump” For energy saving technology – SAKE Brewing -,
Mr Akihiro Watanabe, Director, International & Technical Research Department, Heat Pump & Thermal Storage Technology Center of Japan

 

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Water heat source CO2 Heat Pump” For energy saving technology-Sake Brewing

Introducing efforts to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions by using heat pumps with simultaneous cold and hot water extraction in the sake production process.

 

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1985:Mayekawa Manufacturing Co LTD
1986-2006:Mayekawa de Mexico Engaged in sales, service and Representative work.
2006-2011:Mayekawa do Brasil: Latin America Representative
2011-2016:Tokyo Head office: Latin America Sales Operations
2016-2021;Mayekawa Philippines: Representative work.
2021~ Heat Pump & Thermal Storage Technology Center of Japan:
Director International & Technical Research Department

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S2-2
Ricoh’s approach to ESG targets
Mr Robert Wuest, Group Manager, Recycle Business Group, Ricoh Industrie France S.A.S

 

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Ricoh plans to achieve the Decarbonization of its activities by 2050 and the strong involvement and engagement of Board of Directors towards challenging ESG targets focusing on reducing our impacts on Environment.
Our 2 main pillars to reduce Green House Gaz emissions reduction:
Energy-saving and related activities
-Resource savings of products through ecodesign and development of product reuse and material recycling.
One of the example from Ricoh Industrie France shows historical activities and its contribution to the group target.

 

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Robert Wuest is a general manager of Reuse and Recycle Business in Ricoh Industrie France in Colmar.

He joined Ricoh in 1988 and had started as a process engineer in Office Printing Business which has more than photo copy machines and associated peripheral products.

He gained extensive knowledge in engineering and mass production through managing various product launches for Europe, Middle East and Africa in addition to excellent communication skills working with multicultural companies throughout the world.

Today he is responsible of overseeing Reuse and Recycle business in Colmar along as well as a strong actor in Ricoh’s Pan European 3R management team towards achieving Ricoh group ESG targets through European Reuse and Recycle operations.

In his free time, he enjoys mountain hiking, gardening and cheering for Strasbourg Racing, his favorite Strasbourg football team.

 

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S2-3
Thorough Energy Conservation Reform for Realization of Carbon Neutrality in Cosmetics Manufacturing Factory
Mr Tomoya Onuki, Facility Management Group, Manufacturing Department, Kakegawa Factory, Shiseido, Co. Ltd.

 

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After many years of consistently achieving an “S” rank in the Business Classification Rating System, Shiseido experienced a downgrade in 2020. Since then, Shiseido Kakegawa Factory has been actively implementing thorough energy conservation measures to achieve carbon neutrality.
The main activities are:
 (1) Thorough reduction energy consumption in indirect processes
 (2) Energy demandsupply visualization system for peak shaving
 (3) Implementation of an all-hands proposal system and numerous initiatives
Our energy conservation efforts resulted in a 9.5 percent reduction on a crude oil equivalent basis from 2019 to 2021. These initiatives, which can be implemented sustainably while maintaining product quality and improving employee skills, will serve as a model for others to follow. We believe that sharing the details of our efforts will inspire more people in various industries to engage in energy conservation activities and ultimately accelerate energy conservation for the future.

 

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Tomoya Onuki is a member of Facility Management Group, Manufacturing Department of the Kakegawa Factory of Shiseido Company, Limited.
Starting his career at Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. in April 2012, he engaged in construction, maintenance, conservation and operation of extra-high-voltage transmission lines and transmission towers.
Chubu Electric Power is a company that supplies electricity to various global companies, including Toyota Motor Corporation, which have factories scattered throughout the Chubu region of Japan.
While engaged in the construction, maintenance, and operation of special high-voltage transmission lines and transmission towers, he has accumulated knowledge and expertise in Japan’s overall energy situation and the energy consumption patterns of consumers.
Since August 2018, as the standpoint of one the energy consumers, he has been engaged in introduction and maintenance of the facilities, motive power and manufacturing equipment, and energy management of the Shiseido Kakegawa Factory.
Since 2020, he has been actively engaged in energy-saving activities to significantly reduce indirect energy consumption at Kakegawa factories. As a Sustainability Promotion Project Leader, he has been extensively sharing and supporting successful case studies and know-how with other factories through horizontal deployment, education, and assistance.
Being qualified as a Qualified Person for Energy Management, the 2nd Class Electric Works Specialist and a Professional Energy Auditor, he has implemented “strategic planning” and “thorough reduction of energy consumption” to optimize energy by utilizing his expertise.
The Shiseido Kakegawa Factory has received the Director General Prize of Agency of Natural Resources and Energy at the Energy Conservation Grand Prize 2022 in the Energy Conservation Best Practices Category. The Energy Conservation Grand Prize is a program sponsored by the Energy Conservation Center, Japan to recognize and award outstanding energy conservation efforts and advanced, high-efficiency, energy-saving products in the industrial, business, and transportation sectors within Japan.
With regard to measures Shiseido is taking in response to environmental concerns, three strategic actionsreducing our environmental footprint, developing sustainable products, and promoting sustainable and responsible procurement” have been set. Based on these goals, Shiseido is furthering the activities with various stakeholders to reduce the environmental footprint and utilize sustainable resources throughout the entire value chain.
Driven by the corporate mission “BEAUTY INNOVATIONS FOR A BETTER WORLD,” Shiseido will continue to address various social issues such as climate change and strive to create a sustainable world where everyone can enjoy a lifetime of happiness through our core business of beauty. 
His dream is to optimize energies consumed in commerce and municipalities as well as in the manufacturing industry to reduce the global environmental load without overdoing and putting up with it, thereby realizing a world where many people feel happy.

 

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S2-4
Exchanging best practices and challenges of demand-side efforts in the industrial sector
Ms Céline Carré, Head of Public Affairs,Saint-Gobain

 

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Céline Carré, Head of Public Affairs, Saint-Gobain
Based in Brussels, Céline is in charge of designing and implementing public advocacy activities for Saint-Gobain, supported by the company’s EU and global advocacy networks. At EU level she follows in priority the EU Green Deal, the Renovation Wave, and the Fit for 55 package. Celine chairs the Energy Efficiency Policy Working Group in EuroACE, the voice for Energy Efficient Buildings in Europe. Among her other engagements, Celine is the Convenor of the Eurima Sustainable Construction Committee, and leads the Sustainability Working Group in Eurogypsum. Céline gained advocacy experience in Logos Public Affairs, where she advised corporate entities and trade associations. Céline graduated from Sciences Po in Paris (1998); she holds a Franco-German Master Degree in political sciences from the Free University in Berlin and a Master in European Studies from the Bath University. Céline is French and speaks English, German and Spanish.

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Session – 3 : Exchanging best available technologies/challenges of demand-side efforts in the large enterprises, SMEs and consumer sectors

S3-1
Trends and examples of demand-side strategies in Canada
Ms Valerie Bennett, Manager of the External Partnership Team, Office of Energy Efficiency,Canada

 

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Trends and examples of demand-side strategies in Canada in the business sector

Canada has a vibrant business sector. It is also energy intensive. While Canada has significant energy resources, it also has challenges in increasing the energy efficiency of its small, medium and large enterprises. Challenges include divided jurisdiction for energy between orders of government; different geography and resources available across the country; as well as the diversity of the business sector itself. In this talk, I will speak about the federal government’s 2030 Emission Reduction Plan and highlight policies and programs focused on energy efficiency in businesses. I’ll also give examples of leveraging demand-side resources in energy system planning and operation to reduce peak demand and costs to consumers, and where new technology can help.

 

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Valerie Bennett is a professional engineer with 16 years’ experience in energy efficiency, energy regulation and climate change policy in Canada, Asia, and Europe. She has worked as a consultant, at an energy regulator and now at Natural Resources Canada. Valerie seeks to promote the efficient use of energy to support economic, social, and environmental progress. In 2021 Valerie was included as a rising star on Public Utility Fortnightly’s Under 40 list, and as one of the Top 100 Women in Energy Transformation in Canada in 2022.

 

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S3-2
Contribution with heat pump technology in the decarbonisation and energy security for Europe
Ms Saki Nakaoka, Supervisor, Environmental Research Centre, Daikin Europe N.V.

 

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Heat pumps has great potential for decarbonization by replacing fossil fuel heating. This is supported by European legislations and the uptake of heat pumps is progressing. Among various types of heat pumps, Air to air heat pumps is playing an important role in cooling and heating.
Daikin and industry as a whole has been enhancing energy efficiency with the inverter technology and improved components.
European Ecodesign has been revised to better reflect technological improvements by introducing seasonal performance rating.
Thanks to Air to Air heat pump’s high efficiency, ambitious minimum energy performance standards have been proposed, but these levels vary from system to system. Future revisions will need to consider the balance with other systems with the same functions and other relevant regulations.
Heat pump technology has a lot of potential for advancement and contribution to the society. Daikin will continue to solve social issues with this technology.

 

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Saki Nakaoka is a supervisor at Environment Research Centre, Daikin Europe N.V..
After her graduation, she joined Daikin Industries, Ltd. headquartered in Osaka, Japan in 2016. In 2019, She was dispatched to Daikin Europe N.V.. She is based in Brussels and her current role includes policy research around the environment and climate, planning and coordination of the entire department, and building and development of external expert networks. She also serves as a bridge to Daikin organizations in Japan. For her role, it is important to understand a broad knowledge of the environment, climate policies and HVACR systems, and she is enthusiastic about it.
She also enjoys Daikin Europe and her team’s multi-national work environment and interaction with various internal and external stakeholders with different professional backgrounds.
She graduated from Osaka University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and Education, and studied at University of Washington for one year. She is inspired daily by her husband and their two year-old daughter. While she was working at Daikin in Japan, she enjoyed regular tea ceremony practice.

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S3-3
Workshop for the Energy Management Action NetworkApplying technology to demand-side policy
Mr Ian Ferguson, Global Solutions Architect, Oracle Software

 

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Since 2007, Oracle’s Opower solution has served more than 175 energy suppliers in 12 different countries. Opower has paved the way for scalable and measurable demand side management programs that have resulted in more than 35 TWh of energy savings and nearly $3 billion in consumer bill savings. In addition, Oracle has helped several governments and international agencies develop mechanisms to incentivize market participants to promote scalable, sustainable, and measurable behavior-based energy programs. As a lead developing Opower solutions to clients around the world, Ian will share Opower’s first-hand experience leveraging a combination of AI and behavior science to change how people use energy.

 

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Ian Ferguson joined the Opower business (a division of Oracle Energy and Water) in 2019 and serves as its primary solution architect for global engagement. He is tasked with tying technology to measurable value by determining project scope, measurement strategy, and delivery feasibility with utility partners pursuing a variety of demand-side management goals, from digitalization to decarbonization.

Ian’s most recent education includes a Master’s degree from the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment and a certificate from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. His experience at Opower has spanned work from the Pacific Northwest to New England in the United States and extends through Europe, the Middle East, and Asia today.

He works from his home in Valencia, Spain in the good company of his partner and two dogs.

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S3-4
Demand-Side Technologies of Electric Power Company
Dr Masanobu Sasaki, Senior Manager, TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc.

 

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The future carbon neutral energy supply will include a larger share of variable renewable energy sources. Traditionally, energy savings on the demand side and efficiency improvements on the supply side have been considered separately, but the entire energy production, distribution and demand-side equipment (including sector coupling) need to be optimised from a macro perspective.

In recent years, the development of information technology has made it possible to effectively use thermal storage heat pumps and air conditioning temperature control functions as virtual power plants (VPPs). VPPs contribute to increasing the share of renewable energy sources. In addition, the majority of energy consumption in the residential and commercial sectors is due to heat demand in the low temperature range below 100 ℃, making the introduction of energy efficient heat pumps highly effective in saving energy. The key to achieving ‘carbon neutrality’ in this sector is to control the electricity load curve on the demand side and to decarbonise the heat sector, which has been delayed, by increasing the use of equipment with demand response functions.

Introducing efforts to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions by using heat pumps with simultaneous cold and hot water extraction in the sake production process.

 

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Dr. Masanobu SASAKI has been Senior Manager, Corporate Marketing and Sales Division and Smart Life Division, TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc. since Oct 2023. Dr. SASAKI has extensive experience in the field of demand-side technology.
※TEPCO is the biggest Electric Power Company in Japan.
※TEPCO Energy Partner is a retail business company of TEPCO HD.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Vice-President of Japan Society of Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers
Fellow of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
Qualified Person for Energy Management
Adjunct instructor at Waseda University, Keio University and Tokyo University of Science

WORK EXPERIENCE
2023: Senior Manager, Corporate Marketing and Sales Division and Smart Life Division, TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc.
2020: Senior Manager, Sales Unit, TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc.
2019: Senior Manager, Corporate Marketing and Sales Division, Sales Unit, TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc.
2017: General Manager, Business Planning Office, TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc.
2016: Manager, Research Group, Business Planning Office, TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc.
2015: Manager, Research Group, Business Planning Office, Customer Service Company, TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY.
2014: Deputy General Manager, Business Planning Office, Customer Service Company, TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY.
2013: Manager, Corporate Marketing and Sales Group 2, Marketing and Sales Department, Numazu Branch Office, TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY.
2009: Manager, Business Coordination Dept., HEAT PUMP & THERMAL STORAGE TECHNOLOGY CENTER OF JAPAN.
1996: Graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan University (Mechanical Engineering) and joined TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY.

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S3-5
Decarbonisation of industry
Mr Clément Gachot, Électricité de France (EDF)

 

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Decarbonisation of industrial heat is a priority in order to reach carbon neutrality. The main solutions needed to reach this target are already available and need to be demonstrate on all sectors of industry. EDF with it’s R&D department anticipates since many years developments and integration of low carbon technologies. As a feedback, the intervention will include a presentation of the path to a major innovation in the heat pump sector dedicated to dryers which is one of the most energy intensive industrial process.

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Session 3 Discussion

Closing Remarks

Closing Remarks from Dr Emma Mooney, Energy Efficiency Analyst, Office of Energy Efficiency and Inclusive Transitions, IEA

 

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Closing Remarks from Mr Haruto Shinoda, Assistant Director, ANRE, METI, Japan

 

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