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Cambodia: Introduction of High Efficiency LED Lighting Utilizing Wireless Network [MinebeaMitsumi Inc.]

May 18, 2017

MinebeaMitsumi has been awarded the Cambodia's Minister of Environment Prize for its "High-efficiency LED Streetlight Implementation Project Utilizing Wireless Networks" financially supported by the JCM Model Project of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan.

By switching to energy efficient LED lighting with wireless dimming control, the project has realized a reduction of approx. 70% of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions when compared to conventional High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting, while providing the same level of brightness.

In this project, LED lighting systems have been installed in 3 sites in Cambodia. The Cambodia's Minister of Environment Prize was awarded to MinebeaMitsumi in recognition for its contribution in the reduction of electric power use, as well as its reduction of environmental load.

Press release about the award (MinebeaMitsumi Inc. website)
Introduction of High Efficiency LED Lighting Utilizing Wireless Network (GEC website)

Image of the award ceremony for the Cambodia’s Minister of Environment Prize.

Site 1: Night view of Diamond Island located in central Phnom Penh. The sparkles of LED streetlights traces the periphery of the island.

Site 2: Commercial development area in the suburbs of Phnom Penh, which is also a commuting route for workers.

Site 3: LED streetlight was installed in a residential area of Siem Reap province where Angkor Wat is located.

Climate change conference (SB46) in Bonn, Germany

May 15, 2017

This week, the OECC is participating in the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2017, organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The conference is taking place from 8 to 18 May and the OECC is providing information on the JCM and its latest progress through setting up an exhibit booth and participating in a poster session.

Furthermore, the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) and the Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC) will co-organize a side event regarding the JCM on 16th May.

For more information on our side event, please see New Mechanisms Information Platform webpage at:

Announcement of Side Event

Introducing the JCM to participants of the conference at the exhibit booth

Participated in a poster session

Side event regarding the JCM will take place on 16 May Tuesday.

Myanmar: Introduction of Waste to Energy Plant in Yangon City [JFE Engineering Corporation]

Apr 26, 2017

Opening ceremony for the waste to energy plant in Yangon city constructed by JFE Engineering Corporation was held on April 7th.

Dignitaries from Yangon city and the Government of Japan also participated in the ceremony and celebrated the plant's completion. Participants also commented about their expectations that the waste to energy technology will be disseminated in Myanmar.

This project is the first waste to energy project in Myanmar selected as JCM Model Project by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. This project will reduce CH4(methane) and CO2 emissions through operation of the waste to energy plant in Myanmar. It is also expected to generate credits under the JCM which will be used to achieve Japan's GHG emission reduction target.

This project is financially supported through the JCM Model Project by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. Information regarding this project is available at:
Introduction of Waste to Energy Plant in Yangon City (GEC website)

Opening ceremony

View of the Waste to Energy Plant

Indonesia: Introduction of high efficient Old Corrugated Cartons Process at Paper Factory [KANEMATSU CORPORATON]

Apr 10, 2017

Japanese high-efficient system was introduced to the Old Corrugated Cartons Process for Fajar Paper which is the second largest packaging manufacturer in Indonesia.

This project achieves reduction in electricity consumption by about 10% per production and contributes to CO2 reduction.

This project is financially supported through JCM Model Project by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The project information is available at:
Introduction of high efficient Old Corrugated Cartons Process at Paper Factory (GEC website)

Roll of cardboard as finished product

Waste paper materials are piled up in yard

A staff at work in the factory

Thailand: Energy Saving for Semiconductor Factory with High Efficiency Centrifugal Chiller and Compressor [Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation]

Apr 3, 2017

High-efficiency centrifugal chiller and air-compressor were installed in the clean room of a semiconductor factory located in central Thailand.

The factory was affected by the great flood in 2011 and this project was implemented as a part of refurbishment construction.

Image sensor for digital single-lens camera is post-processed in the clean room of this factory. High-efficiency and high-performance equipment enable to control the accurate temperature and humidity in the clean room.

It is a JCM Model Project subsidized by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The project information is available at:
Energy Saving for Semiconductor Factory with High Efficiency Centrifugal Chiller and Compressor (GEC website)
Installation of High Efficiency Air Conditioning System and Chillers in Semiconductor Factory (GEC website)

Factory for semiconductor manufacturing (post-process)

Front entrance of the factory covered with the great flood of 2011

JCM Project Briefing Session to Japanese and Thailand Government Missions

High efficiency centrifugal Chiller, air Compressor and swirling induction type HVAC system funded by the JCM Model Project

Indonesia: Power Generation by Waste-Heat Recovery in Cement Factory
[JFE Engineering Corporation]

Mar 13, 2017

This project is to introduce a large-scale waste heat recovery (WHR) boiler steam turbine generator system to the cement production plant operated by one of the largest cement companies in Indonesia.

With this system, it will be possible to generate electricity from the waste heat currently emitted from the cement factory without utilization.

It is a JCM Model Project subsidized by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The project information is available at:
Power Generation by Waste-heat Recovery in Cement Industry (GEC website)

Tuban Plant – WHR system under construction

Ground Breaking Ceremony

View of Tuban Plant at night

Indonesia: Energy-saving project at grocery stores in Indonesia [Lawson, Inc.]

Feb 28, 2017

Grocery stores in Indonesia have become environmentally friendly. This was made possible by installing high efficiency inverter air-conditioner, refrigeration system for foods and beverages using natural refrigerant, and LED lighting, all manufactured by Panasonic.

The improvement is being planned for 12 new stores in and around Jakarta area.

This project is conducted as a JCM Model Project subsidized by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The project information is available at:
Installation of Inverter-type Air Conditioning System, LED Lighting and Separate Type Fridge Freezer Showcase to Grocery Stores in Republic of Indonesia (GEC website)

Exterior of the grocery store

Interior of the grocery store

Outdoor unit of refrigeration system using natural refrigerant

The 6th Joint Committee of the JCM between Indonesia and Japan was held in Tokyo.

Feb 17, 2017

The 6th Joint Committee of the JCM between Indonesia and Japan was held with representatives from both governments in Tokyo, Japan from 9 to 10 February 2016.

This committee approved the registration of the seventh JCM project in Indonesia and the sixteenth in the world! Besides the registration, the Joint Committee members discussed the JCM beyond 2020.

Mr. Edwin from Indonesia, co-chair of the Joint Committee, wrapped-up the meeting with passionate remarks, "The JCM is like a baby between Indonesia and Japan. We would like to continuously take hands and raise this baby".

The decision of the Joint Committee will be available at The JCM website:

JCM website

Despite a cold snowstorm outside, a hot discussion has taken place inside the meeting room.

Co-chair of Day 2, confirming the technical instruments of methodologies and project registration, one by one.

Face to face information sharing was one of the highlights, as well as the approval of revised procedures.
Ministry of the Environment, Japan, received a DVD from an Indonesian entity (PDPDE) with its project development recorded.

Viet Nam: Introduction of Amorphous high efficiency transformers in power distribution systems [Yuko-Keiso Co., Ltd.]

Feb 9, 2017

Amorphous high efficiency transformers have arrived in the power distribution systems in southern Vietnam.

By introducing amorphous high efficiency transformers, the existing power distribution systems are now being upgraded to "quality infrastructure", a concept promoted by the Japanese government.

Currently, some projects are being implemented to disseminate same technology to central and northern part of Vietnam.

This project is conducted as a JCM Model Project subsidized by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The project information is available at:
Introduction of Amorphous High Efficiency Transformers in Southern and Central Power Grids (GEC website)

Amorphous high efficiency transformers before the installation

Site visit for final inspection of JCM model project by the secretariat team of the JCM Financing Programme

Cambodia: Introduction of solar panel Power Generation at an International School [Asian Gateway Corporation]

Feb 1, 2017

A rooftop solar power generation system (1MW) was installed at an international school in Phnom Penh. The electricity generated is used within the school.

The solar power generation system is utilized not only for power generation but also for education of children who will take Cambodia into the future, as part of the school curriculum for environmental education. In the future, the generated power will also be used for charging the school buses.

The project information is available at:
Introduction of Ultra-lightweight Solar Panels for Power Generation at International School (GEC website)
Introduction of the project (ISPP website)

Students of the international school and an installed solar panel

Solar panels were installed on the roof of 2 school buildings.

Mongolia: 10MW Solar Power Project in Darkhan City [Sharp Corporation]

Jan 26, 2017

A Large solar power generation plant (10MW) was constructed in Darkhan City which is located 230 km North of the capital city Ulaanbaatar and has started its operation on January 1, 2017.

Solar panels were installed on a vast land as wide as 40 football fields. This project contributes to dissemination of renewable energy in Mongolia.

Mongolia relies a large amount of its energy supply on coal.. The solar power generation plant supplies clean energy and contributes to reduction of GHG emission and improvement of air pollution as well.

This project is conducted as a JCM Model Project subsidized by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The project information is available at:
10MW Solar Power Project in Darkhan City (GEC website)

The solar power generation plant started its operation on January 1. Winter has arrived and the land is covered with snow.

Construction: Setting up frames for solar panels.

Construction: Solar panels are installed on a vast land as wide as 40 football fields.

Started its operation on January 1 and the completion ceremony was held on January 19.

Myanmar: Introduction of Waste to Energy Plant in Yangon City [JFE Engineering Corporation]

Jan 23, 2017

Yangon, the biggest city in Myanmar is facing the challenge of waste treatment. Leapfrogging from land fill to incineration and power generation will be implemented by this project.

This project will reduce CO2 emission by waste to energy system and also reduce the amount of unsanitary waste dumped in landfill. The construction is ongoing in order to respond to expectations by the locals.

This project is conducted as a JCM model project subsidized by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The project information is available at:
Introduction of Waste to Energy Plant in Yangon City (GEC website)

Waste to Energy Plant under construction

Inspection by Yangon City Mayor

Welcomes the Philippines to the JCM family!

Jan 19, 2017

We would like to extend a warm welcome to the Republic of the Philippines, becoming the seventeenth JCM partner country!

The Philippines had been longly expected to join the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) since the signing of an aide memoire with intent to establish the JCM in December 2015.

On 12 January 2017, the bilateral document to start the JCM was signed in Manila, in the presence of Prime Minister Abe and H.E. President Duterte.

Signing of the bilateral document would trigger off JCM project implementation, expected to contribute to climate change countermeasures in the Philippines.

News Release

On 12 January 2017, signing ceremony in Manila

In December 2015, at the Paris COP21, Japan and the Republic of the Philippines signed an aide memoire with intent to establish the JCM.

Malacañang Palace, where the signing ceremony was held. Pasig River, a landmark of Manila city, runs in front of the palace.

Palau: Small Scale Solar Power Plants for Commercial Facilities in Island States
[Pacific Consultants Co.,Ltd.]

Jan 10, 2017

The largest solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in Palau were installed on the rooftops of commercial facilities (220.5kW on a warehouse and 150kW on a supermarket). Shining blue PV modules, harmonizing with the surrounding blue sea, contribute to CO2 emission reductions in Palau. PV modules manufactured by KYOCERA Corporation well stands for breeze from the beautiful sea.

This project is conducted as a JCM model project subsidized by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The project information is available at:
GEC website

The first JCM credits between Palau and Japan were issued from this project.
JCM website

PV installed to Surangel and Sons Company

PV installed to Western Caroline Trading Company
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