Japan’s Ministry of Environment (MOE) is initiating a new program to encourage domestic low-carbon emission micro-grid development by funding independent model projects.
These model projects aim to promote carbon dioxide emission reduction in the wide region by establishing advanced models and measurements in the region across multiple public facilities, by installing micro-grids and heat systems using renewable energy as well as upgrading energy savings.
The Environmental Technology Association, project organization designated by the MOE, has issued a formal Request for Proposal (RFP). Please see the link below for details:
The MOE has a budget of approximately USD $23.5 million per year for a maximum of five years to subsidize the development of these model projects (funding up to two-thirds of the total project costs). We anticipate that MOE will fund up to 10 projects in this program.
Project applicants in Japan are asked to put together proposals for submission to the Environmental Technology Association, the designated project organizer, from May 13 to June 10, 2016. Applicants will design grid systems by selecting and making arrangements with possible project sites.
Contact for Questions
Send questions by email with your contact information, including your organization, name, telephone number and email address, to Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “[your organization name] 公共施設等先進的CO2排出削減対策モデル事業について問合せ/ model project for advanced carbon dioxide emission reduction for a region with public facilities” between May 13 to June 7, 2016.
The First Group
Project Management Section
Environmental Technology Association
MOE’s Subsidy Program on Carbon Dioxide Emission Control Measures (model projects for advanced carbon dioxide emission reduction for a region with public facilities)
The following are links to information on the program in Japanese:
Request for Proposal: http://www.eta.or.jp/common/pdf/160513/kobo_guideline.pdf
Key Technology Elements:
Power generation from renewable energy, storage batteries, interexchange of power and heat between facilities and districts, electricity storage/distribution of electricity technology and systems, energy supply and demand control systems, micro-grid control systems, and architecture and engineering.
CS Japan is ready to assist U.S. firms
U.S. firms can be project organizers if they meet MOE’s RFP requirements: they must have a physical presence in Japan, qualified technical staff, ability to prepared and submit all the required materials in Japanese language, and be able to make prior arrangements with project sites (municipality/development/facility/business grouping) to host the proposed micro-grid project. Interested firms should contact Minae Suzuki at Minae.Suzuki@trade.gov for more information with the following information.