We are actively working on international cooperation and contribution initiatives mainly through the activities of the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (formerly the “e8”) and are providing technical cooperation etc. while hosting trainees from Asian countries.
Overview of the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership
June 2013 Washington, D.C. Summit Ceremonial Photo
The Chairman of the individual countries' Electric Power Company and the Former U.S. President Clinton
In April 1992, the chairmen of the world’s leading utility companies (representing five countries at that time) launched a not-for-profit organization for global discussion of the environment and development issues such as global warming. The membership of this group now comprises 13 companies representing 11 countries
<Summary of activities>
- At the annual summit, the chairmen of the member companies discussed how they are addressing global issues regarding electric power industry and environmental issues.
- The group offers opinions at international conferences such as the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP).
- The group promotes sustainable energy development by supporting projects in developing countries.
Bhutan Micro-Hydro Project (CDM)
Commemorative photo in front of the power station
Tuvalu Solar Power Generation Project
Solar panel installing in the soccer ground
Dhiffushi Solar Ice Project（ongoing)
Top：Planned construction site Dhiffushi Island
Workshops held in Pacific island nations
August 2014 Workshop in Guam
Tutorship by our expert
In May and August 2014, for solving the problems of the Pacific island nations' electric power utility, and providing an opportunity to think about the tariff setting in sustainably, we held workshops collaborated with Pacific Power Authority on the theme of "Tariff structure setting". The efforts based on the themes of renewable energy and energy-saving to meet the needs of the local people, are continued from 2005. We have held a total of 12 such workshops until 2015.
Considering the various issues faced by these island nations, we will continue to contribute to global solutions, including environmental issues, by conducting technology transfer and personnel training programs.
Memorandum of understanding on information exchanges
Sign MOU by the governor of EGAT and our President
A scene of the information exchanging meeting
Our company has agreements on exchanging information with foreign utilities to acquire a wide range of information and knowhow concerning the utility business. On March 30, 2015, we concluded an memorandum of understanding(MOU) with Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), so our company now has MOU with 14 companies in 10 countries. Our intention is to continue, from a long-term viewpoint, a wide range of discussions and information exchanges on items of mutual concern, using information and knowledge acquired through such activities to develop and expand businesses overseas.
Technical cooperation with Vietnam
February 2014 Workshop in Vietnam
February 2015 Training in Japan
In 2012, we concluded a cooperation agreement with Vietnam Electricity (EVN). This entailed an agreement to promote personnel training and information exchange in the general electricity business.
As a result, we are holding the technical training workshops in Vietnam in the field of power transmission and distribution and are conducting training for modernization of Vietnamese electricity distribution facilities in Japan. We held the 3rd workshop in Vietnam in February 2014, and held the 2nd Japan training in our company in February 2015.
Hosting foreign trainees
Visiting training center
Photo with trainees from Myanmar
with our company staff teachers after the training
From 2013, we have concluded a training contract on the theme of "Yangon Power Distribution System Improvement training" from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), greeted the related members of Myanmar's electricity sector, and held trainings on the theme of "Power distribution Technology". In May 2014, the 2nd training was held.
As part of a visit to Japan for training of foreign trainees as conducted by various organizations, we have provided various training courses on the electricity sector as part of international cooperation.