11th China-Japan Comprehensive Forum on Energy Saving and Environmental Protection was successfully concluded

Posted by ICEF Secretariat January 10, 2018

The 11th China-Japan Comprehensive Forum on Energy Saving and Environmental Protection, co-sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) was successfully concluded in Tokyo, on December 24.

More than 800 attendants from both countries’ government, industry and academia joined this one-day gathering. During the plenary session held in the morning, 23 cooperation projects between the two countries were announced, for a grand total of 336 agreements introduced since the first conference held in 2006.

It is worth noting that one of the cooperation projects, Energy Management System through Managing the Supply and Demand of Electricity, was the first project of this kind involving the power grid. It is led by Japan’s Yokogawa Electric Corporation, China’s Southern Power Grid Company and others. The project clearly revealed the increasing relevance of the power grid in energy conservation and management.

Six concurrent sessions were held during the afternoon. It was not only comprised of the usual sessions such as, Energy Conservation Management, Clean Coal Technology and Coal-fired Power Generation, etc., but this year the first time, a new session on Third-Country Market Cooperation was introduced. This session was most attended and is expected to help both countries' companies to explore more business opportunities and better serve the people in those markets.