Jakarta, February 26, 2019-Mr. Osamu Tsukamoto, President of Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL) and Dr. Nuki Agya Utama, Executive Director, ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) signed the 4th Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ACE and JCOAL.
Signing of the MoU
The MoU which ACE and JCOAL signed was the 4th one for the parties. Under the 1st MoU both parties had working group meetings and also observation knowledge and technology exchange on CCT in Japan both with focus on environmentally compliant and applicable CCTs and public acceptance (PA), followed by the 2nd and the 3rd, under which they jointly published two versions of ASEAN CCT Handbook for Power Plant ("the Handbook").
We are more than happy with the signing of the 4th MoU in anticipation of the work we will undertake in close cooperation in the coming years.
ACE and JCOAL have been always trying their best to produce tangible outcomes as shown in joint publication of the two versions of the Handbook.
In this context, it is our pleasure to continuously work with ACE in close collaboration with AFOC (ASEAN Forum on Coal) on the study of the role of coal power generation in the era of Energy Transition, which is quite significant for most of emerging economies including AMS and Japan that have made a choice to continuously use coal in their envisaged optimal energy mix.
In recent years, JCOAL has been calling countries for speaking with one voice to advocate for environmentally compliant and low emission utilization of coal in accordance with respective national energy situation, which we believe is a crucial step toward harmonization of the current international circumstances where coal utilization often is unconditionally declared to be unacceptable.
We believe that working further with ACE on the study of the role of coal power generation in the era of Energy Transition for ASEAN shall help us to ensure by-country optimal generation mix that is crucial in facilitating environmentally compliant, affordable and well-balanced national/regional energy development and utilization.
(From left to right)
Mr. Tsukamoto, President of JCOAL and Dr. Nuki, Executive Director, ACE
Delhi, December 16, 2019-Mr. Osamu Tsukamoto, President of Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL) and Mr. P.D. Siwal, Member (Thermal), Central Electricity Authority (CEA) signed the 4th Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between CEA and JCOAL.
Signing of the MoU
Member (Thermal), CEA and President of JCOAL
Since the beginning of CEA-JCOAL Cooperation in April 2010, CEA and JCOAL have been consistently working on a various studies and programs on efficiency and environmental issues of thermal power generation. It should be noted that the two parties had been working on the environmental measures at thermal power plants well before the New Environmental Norms came into effect in December 2015, by engaging in diagnostic studies, assessment of Indian coal, CCT Training Program in Japan and the annual workshop in Delhi.
The 4th MoU that was just signed constitutes the cornerstone of CEA-JCOAL Cooperation（Indo-Japan Cooperation for Efficiency and Environmental Improvement for Sustainable, Stable and Low-carbon Supply of Electricity）and is intended for supporting the two parties in close cooperation with utilities and relevant institutions to expedite their joint endeavors in addressing the emerging issues of flexibilisation, biomass co-firing as well as the urgent issue of environmental compliance in addition to efficiency improvement at thermal power plant that was well addressed during the past decade of cooperation.
At the signing ceremony, President of JCOAL expressed his utmost appreciation to CEA and relevant institutions for the understanding and cooperation that have been forwarded throughout the Cooperation and wished to mark another big step forward to further the long and fruitful collaboration that is firmly based on the deep mutual understanding between CEA and JCOAL.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of international development goals set for 2030 adopted at the United Nations Summit held in September 2015. The SDGs consist of 17 goals and 169 targets to realize a sustainable world.
Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL) is making various efforts to achieve the SDGs, focusing on bringing affordable and clean energy to the world.
Due to the approach of the typhoon, Clean Coal Day International Symposium 2019, (9-Sep) will be started at 10:30, one hour behind.
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