Toyota City and AISIN to Build a Regional Circulation Model for Disseminating ENE-FARM (Joint news release from Toyota City in Aichi Prefecture and AISIN)
Jun. 11, 2021
As part of efforts by the Toyota City Connection Society Demonstration Promotion Council, Toyota City in Aichi Prefecture and AISIN will carry out a demonstration aimed at spreading the use of household cogeneration systems called “ENE-FARM” (hereinafter, “ENE-FARM”) using AISIN’s IoT technologies.
This project is aimed at building a regional circulation model for creating a virtuous cycle of the environment and the economy in the city by measuring, using IoT technologies, the amount of CO2 emissions reduced by the installation of ENE-FARM systems in households using subsidies of the city and issuing credits for the reduced amount under the J-Credit Scheme, administered by the national government, to sell them to companies in the city.
This is the first effort in Japan to promote the spread of ENE-FARM using IoT technologies and the J-Credit Scheme administered by the national government in cooperation between a local government and a private company.
[Period of the project]
From late June 2021 to the immediate future
[Mechanism of the project]
① When citizens use the subsidies of the city to install AISIN’s ENE-FARM systems, AISIN reports to the city on data about the amount of power produced by the ENE-FARM systems that was gathered by AISIN using the IoT technologies.
② The city applies for the J-Credit Scheme to the national government to sell credits to companies in the city.
③ A model is built of circulating environmental values created by CO2 emissions reduction to the region by using the profit gained by selling the credits for projects of the city that contribute to CO2 emissions reduction.
[Key point of the project]
Although there are some cases in which the national government or some local governments have implemented a project of reporting on the amount of power produced in an analog manner, such as by having general households that have received subsidies submit applications, this project, in which a private company can obtain information on the actual amount of power produced accurately and easily using IoT technology, can simplify the procedures undertaken by citizens and the city.
[CO2 emissions reduction effect by AISIN’s ENE-FARM systems installed in Toyota City through this project (estimated)]
In the entire project, 50 t-CO2 reduction in the first fiscal year; 2,520 t-CO2 reduction in 10 years
<Reference> What is the J-Credit Scheme?
This is a scheme administered by the national government in which companies, local governments and other organizations can sell and purchase the amount of CO2 emissions reduced or removed by sinks through efforts to introduce energy-saving and renewable energy devices, and manage forests, etc. as credits. Companies can use purchased credits to achieve their own CO2 emissions reduction goals and carry out their CSR activities.