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Agency for Natural Resources and EnergySixth Japan-India Energy Dialogue was Held in Tokyo-Japan and India Signed a Joint Statement to Further Deepen Japan-Indian Cooperation in the Energy Sector-

Today, October 10, 2012, the governments of Japan and India held the Sixth Japan-India Energy Dialogue in Tokyo and agreed to deepen their comprehensive cooperation in the energy sector. Mr. Yukio Edano, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, signed a joint statement with Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India, as the chairs of the Dialogue.

1. Summary of the Dialogue

Today, October 10, 2012, the Sixth Japan-India Energy Dialogue was held in Tokyo. Minister Edano and Mr. Ahluwalia served as co-chairs, and other senior officials from energy-related administrations and agencies or organizations from Japan and India attended. Japan and India confirmed the progress of cooperation between the countries in the areas of energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy, electricity, coal, nuclear energy, and petroleum and natural gas, and agreed that such cooperation should be comprehensively deepened in the future. Both chairs signed a joint statement, concluding the discussions held during the Dialogue.

Minister Edano (left) shaking hands with Mr. Ahluwalia (right) after signing the joint statement

Minister Edano (left) shaking hands with Mr. Ahluwalia (right) after signing the joint statement

2. Key points of the joint statement

1) Energy efficiency and conservation

  • Promotion of cooperation for implementing India's latest energy conservation policy, such as the introduction of a Perform, Achieve, and Trade (PAT) scheme.
  • Progress made in the demonstration project for a waste heat recovery system, etc. in industries that consume large amounts of energy.
  • Cooperation for developing human resources for enhancing energy management systems in SMEs as well as the capability of regional states to implement laws and regulations.

2) Renewable energy

  • Launching a demonstration project for energy management systems utilizing photovoltaic systems and secondary batteries at telecommunication towers in India.
  • Launching a technical demonstration project for the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) Smart Community Project.

3) Electricity and coal

  • Promotion of cooperation in the development of coal-fired power generation, pumped-storage power generation, as well as electrical power transmission and distribution systems in order to meet the rapid increase in power demand, and promote sustainable economic growth.
  • Implementation of diagnosis of facilities of coal fired-power plants in order to improve the efficiency of the plants and environment in India, and cooperation for the transfer of clean coal technology.
  • Cooperation in developing highly-efficient technology for using coal, including the demonstration of highly-efficient coal washery technology and a feasibility study concerning a project that combines Upgraded Brown Coal (UBC) technologies with Ultra Super Critical (USC) coal power generation technologies.

4) Nuclear energy

  • Promotion of cooperation in enhancing the safety of nuclear power plants based on the experience of the accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station and the lessons learned from it.

5) Petroleum and natural gas

  • Promotion of cooperation for ensuring the stable and low-cost supply of LNG, such as by starting a joint study on the pricing of LNG in the Asia Pacific market.

References

Release Date

October 10, 2012

Division in Charge

International Energy Strategy Office, International Affairs Division, Director-General's Secretariat, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

Related Information

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