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  • Center of Coevolutionary Research for Sustainable Communities of Kyushu University
    Project Leader (Director, R&D Center, NTT WEST CORPORATION)

    Shinya Ishihara
  • Center of Coevolutionary Research for Sustainable Communities of Kyushu University
    Research Leader (Executive Vice President of Kyushu Univ.)

    Masato Wakayama

Center of Coevolutionary Research for Sustainable Communities of Kyushu University based on the COI STREAM of MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) is to activate local economies through realization of a locally-generated and locally-used energy that is not dependent on the power grid, and by circulating cash produced with clean energy within the community. Various technologies and systems for clean energy will be used such as high-accuracy supply and demand estimation of power, support for electric power procurement planning, energy management system, “Pay-As-You-Save” (PAYS) payment scheme for electric utility expenses, and imbalance compensation utilizing electric vehicles (EV) or hydrogen. By utilizing the capital funds, we will be able to provide transportation options to those who are mobility disadvantaged, offer ICT monitoring services to promote "safety and security" to those who are socially disadvantaged, and take measures to revitalize the activities of local residents that have a stay-at-home tendency. Through these approaches, we can create a lively town, and we continue to promote research and development activities with an aim to further revitalize the local economy.
The self-sufficient and sustainable community approach, with clean energy and an activated local economy, will be introduced throughout the whole of Japan. Ideally, it will contribute to regenerate itself from results of a decreasing and aging population and attain a de-carbonized society.