January 20, 2020
On January 17, 2020, a total of 37,836 tons worth of credits were issued for three projects under the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) with Indonesia, a JCM partner country. This is the first issuance of such credits since the inauguration of the JCM with Indonesia in 2013 for certain projects, which are demonstration projects operated by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) in the country.
NEDO has been operating these JCM demonstration projects in cooperation with Japan and Indonesia.
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will continue to advance more projects under the JCM.
1. Outline of the JCM project
The government of Japan has been proactively advancing JCM projects with developing countries with the aim of promoting the dissemination of Japan’s outstanding low-carbon technologies and products to developing countries to advance global-level countermeasures against global warming.
JCM credits were issued in the following three projects.
Target country: The Republic of Indonesia
Title of project (1): Application of an optimizing technology to the operation of power plants
- Outline of the project: This project aims to: introduce an optimizing technology, which is a Japan-oriented “Renkei (coordination) control” technology, into power plants of oil refineries in order to enhance the accuracy of measurement with ensured stability in supplying steam and electricity to power plants; minimize energy consumption by optimally controlling the operation of the entire power plant; and thereby reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
- Operator of the project: NEDO, commissioned to Azbil Corporation
- Amount of issued credits: 34,956 tons
Title of project (2): Optimization of the operation control of oil refining plants
- Outline of the project: This project aims to: add and introduce a system for prediction control of multivariable models, which is a type of sophisticated optimizing control and is established by and operated in Japan, into the operation control devices of oil refining plants in order to optimize operation control; and thereby improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
- Operator of the project: NEDO, commissioned to Yokogawa Electric Corporation
- Amount of issued credits: 2,734 tons
Title of project (3): Introduction of tribrid technology into cellphone base transceiver stations
- Outline of the project: This project aims to: introduce a tribrid system into 20 cellphone base transceiver stations in Indonesia, which is a system for optimizing the control of grid- or diesel-based electricity, photovoltaic power generation and storage batteries according to the electricity load and the situations of electricity supply at the stations; and thereby reduce the amount of used diesel fuels and emissions of greenhouse gases.
- Operator of the project: NEDO, commissioned to KDDI Corporation
- Amount of issued credits:146 tons
Reference: Outline of the JCM
The JCM offers a framework in which Japan’s efforts for reduction targets are appropriately evaluated as Japan’s contribution to greenhouse gas emission reductions and removal in partner countries by transferring Japan’s outstanding low-carbon technologies and products to such countries. Three ministries, i.e., the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of the Environment, have been advancing bilateral meetings with countries interested in the JCM. Japan has established the JCM with 17 countries (Mongolia, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Maldives, Lao PDR, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Palau, Cambodia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines) so far. As part of this initiative, METI has been conducting feasibility studies, demonstration projects and other efforts aiming to establish new specific projects under the JCM.
Division in Charge
Global Environment Partnership Office, Environmental Policy Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau