Chair: Erling Rimestad, AMBASSADOR, Royal Norwegian Embassy
09:30 - 09:40 Plenary Welcome to Japan-Norway Energy Science Week 2015 09:40 - 09:50 Plenary Norwegian Energy Policy 09:50 - 10:00 Plenary Japan’s Policy to Promote Innovation in Low-Carbon Technologies 10:00 - 10:15 Plenary International Cooperation in Research, Innovation and Higher Education – The Basis for a Sustainable Future 10:15 - 10:30 Plenary Energy Research Programs in Japan 10:30 - 10:40 Plenary Short Break Keynote Session
Chair: Svein Grandum, COUNSELLOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND HIGHER EDUCATION, Royal Norwegian Embassy
10:40 - 11:00 Plenary The Nordic Market – Lessons Learned and Opportunities for Renewable Energy 11:00 - 11:20 Plenary Japanese Power Market in Transition – Opportunities for Renewable Energy and Combined Heat and Power 11:20 - 11:40 Plenary Floating Offshore Wind – The Next Competitive Renewable Energy Source 11:40 - 12:00 Plenary Toward Hydrogen Society – Current Policy and Activity 12:00 - 13:00 Plenary Lunch 13:00 - 17:30 Plenary Parallell Sessions 18:00 - 20:00 Plenary Seafood Reception
Venue: Hotel Nikko Tokyo (Shuttle bus available from Plaza Heisei, Tokyo International Exchange Centre)
Energy, Environment and Society
The path to a low carbon society implies that nearly all use of fossil energy – or emissions from burning fossil energy – is phased out. Transitions to a renewable energy system and a low carbon society will require both large-scale infrastructure development as well as changes in the way consumers interacts with the energy infrastructure and in the use of energy. New low carbon technologies, like offshore wind and wave energy may meet other conflicting interests due to their potential economic and environmental impacts. To manage this in a constructive manner, there may be a need for legal reform, extensive involvement of stakeholders, including affected communities, and public dialogues about social and environmental issues. The transformation to a low carbon society calls for an interdisciplinary approach to develop efficient policies to support transition strategies. An important part of this is to explore how citizens engage with low carbon energy and what may be achieved through efforts aiming at developing energy citizenship, making citizens take on responsibility for low carbon energy transitions.
Objectives: To develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the political, regulatory, social and environmental challenges emerging from the need for a low carbon energy transformation
Chair: Julie Christiansen, SENIOR ADVISER, Research Council of Norway
13:00 - 17:30 Energy, Environment and Society Energy, Environment and Society, Room 1PRESENTATION Guttorm Alendal - Designing Monitoring Programs That Meet Regulations and Guidelines in a Cost Efficient Way (PDF)PRESENTATION Toru Sato - Inclusive Environmental Impact Assessment Indices with Consideration of Public Acceptance: Application to Power Generation Technologies in Japan (PDF)PRESENTATION Sigrid Schütz - Legal Aaspects to Renewable Energy Production in Marine Areas and Coastal Zone (PDF)PRESENTATION Knut Sørensen - The Norwegian Energy Regime: The Troubled Co-Production of Economic Efficiency, Climate Concerns, and an Oil Economy (PDF)PRESENTATION Miwao Matsumoto - Beyond "Structural Disaster": Success and Failure of Renewable Energy (PDF)PRESENTATION Marianne Ryghaug & Vivian Lagesen - Creating Energy Citizenship in an Oil Economy (PDF) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
Japan has high competence and long traditions in the field of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, including leading auto manufacturers of fuel cell electric vehicles and more than 100 000 small (kW) scale stationary fuel cells in operation. Norway has for more than 4 decades been a large producer of hydrogen by water electrolysis as precursor for fertilizer production. Based on vast unexploited fossil and renewable energy resources (hydro/wind), Norway may (again) become a large scale producer and exporter of hydrogen, preferably transported in liquid form to the market e.g., in Japan.
Objectives: To facilitate increased bilateral R&D and industry collaboration between Japanese and Norwegian stakeholders in the field of hydrogen technologies.
13:00 - 17:30 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, Room: Media HallPRESENTATION Steffen Møller-Holst - Hydrogen as energy carrier, status and prospects in Norway and EU (PDF)PRESENTATION Petter Nekså - Sites and concepts for possible hydrogen production and export from Norway (PDF)PRESENTATION Øystein Ulleberg - Technical and Economic Aspects Related to Hydrogen Fuel Cell Ships (PDF) Offshore Wind
There has been good cooperation between the Japanese and Norwegian offshore wind communities for many years. Norwegian companies like DNV GL and Statoil are active in the field of offshore wind energy in Japan and Japanese companies are involved in wind energy projects in Norway.
Objectives: This session will give an overview over offshore wind energy in Japan and Norway. Major research projects will be presented and experience form current offshore wind projects in the North Sea shared. Some of the topics will be addressed in more detail 28th May in side events.
13:00 - 17:30 Offshore Wind Offshore Wind, Room: Main HallPRESENTATION Yokinobu Uchida - Managing Risks Throughout Lifecycle of Offshore Wind Energy Project (PDF) Smart Energy Systems
The session will cover aspects of electrical energy networks in both large and small scales in the transition towards a sustainable energy system (Interconnected power systems, microgrids). The main focus will be on the current status of the technologies/solutions and the evolution towards sustainable energy systems (based on renewable energy sources). The barriers (technological and non-technological) and the enablers (smart grid technologies and solutions) needed to reach the target of a sustainable energy system will be part of the discussions. The Norwegian and the Japanese scenarios will be used as basis for the analysis and discussions.
Objectives: The differences and similarities in challenges and opportunities between Norway and Japan will give a platform for potential collaboration to be built upon the existing ones. The speakers of this session have been collaborating partners of NTNU for the past 10 years (Tokyo Institute of Technology, TMEIC, CRIEPI) and the room for enlarging the collaboration spectrum is vast. This session will be the opportunity for the Norwegian partners attending this session to explore such opportunities.
13:00 - 17:30 Smart Energy Systems Smart Energy Systems, Room 2PRESENTATION Jon Are Suul - Functionalities of Power Electronic Converters in the Context of SmartGrids (PDF)PRESENTATION Takanori Isobe - Power-Electronics Technologies for Power Routing and Conditioning (PDF)