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Market Alert: Request for Proposal (RFP) - Ministry of Environment Funding Micro-grid Demonstration Projects

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:
http://www.eta.or.jp/offering/16_2co2/160513.php

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: eta161@eta.or.jp 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.

addressed to:
The First Group
Project Management Section
Environmental Technology Association
Email: eta161@eta.or.jp


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Outline:

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:

Description: https://www.env.go.jp/guide/budget/h28/h28-gaiyo/015.pdf

Request for Proposal: http://www.eta.or.jp/common/pdf/160513/kobo_guideline.pdf

Purpose:

  • To achieve a carbon dioxide emissions reduction target by 2030 by implementing carbon dioxide emission control measures
  • To maximize use of renewable energy and reduce electricity consumption at public facilities
  • On the basis of the outcomes from past demonstration projects and others, to promote carbon dioxide emission reduction control measures in the region by establishing advanced models to achieve carbon dioxide emission reduction over large regions, by installing micro-grids and heat systems using renewable energy as well as upgrading energy savings

Goals:

  • To strengthen carbon dioxide emission reduction measures in large regions by achieving more efficient and effective carbon dioxide emission reduction control measures in multiple facilities instead of the current measurements for each individual facility

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.

Scheme:

  • Allocation: $25.5 million per year for a maximum of five years
  • Eligibility: municipalities and private firms incorporated in Japan
  • Grant rate: Up to two-thirds of total project cost
  • Period: Up to five years

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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.


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