Partner News - NEDO Silicon Valley News - Vol. 5
Sep 23, 2015
NEDO Silicon Valley News Vol.5
Implementation of Smart Community Demonstration Projects in California
On September 10, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) to conduct an electric vehicle and energy storage demonstration projects.
The “Demonstration Project for Electric Vehicle Driving Behavior in California” will deploy a network of DC fast chargers to reduce “range anxiety” and will enable EV driving between Monterey and Lake Tahoe. The “Demonstration Project for Validation of Redox Flow Battery in California” will promote the use of energy storage to mitigate the “duck curve” caused by high penetration of renewable energy and enhance grid reliability by installing a battery system at a San Diego Gas & Electric substation. The two projects builds upon the Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) signed in September 2014 by California Governor Jerry Brown and Ambassador of Japan, Kenichiro Sasae. The MOC calls for joint efforts to address climate change, renewable energy, trade and investment, zero-emission vehicles, high-speed rail and water issues.
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Chief Representative, NEDO Silicon Valley Office
As Japan's Largest public R&D management organization, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) promotes research and development of energy, environmental and industrial technologies. With approximately 1.5 billion dollar annual budget, its activities range from robotics, to machinery systems, electronics, materials, nanotech, energy conservation, renewable energy, smart community, environmental technologies, and more. NEDO's activities also include international smart community demonstration projects such as those in New Mexico and Hawaii.