In their roles as program management agencies in Japan and Germany the New Energy and Technology Development organization (NEDO) and the VDI/VDE lnnovation + Technik GmbH in July 2012 held a 1st Joint Workshop on Smart Grids, Smart Community and Electric Mobility in order to start the bilateral dialogue on this matter.
The objective of this workshop, which was opened by Mr. Hidekazu Takakura, General Director of the Smart Community Department at NEDO, and Mr. Wolfgang Gessner, Head of the Department Future Technologies and Europe at VDI/VDE-IT, was the exchange of information on industrial research and development activities, standardization needs and local infrastructure deployment issues in the domain of smart grids, smart community and electric mobility. Participants were about 50 representatives of Japanese and German companies of the automotive, electronics and utilities sectors, standardization bodies and local governments. Speakers from corporations of both countries introduced their activities and exchanged their opinions on topics like energy management, international standardization and telecommunication technology which connect electrical vehicles, houses, and grids.
The fruitful dialogue will be continued and shall lead to an understanding of how a potential bilateral cooperation based on knowledge from both countries can be strengthened in the future.Contact:
Wiebke Ehret | idw
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