Oracle Utilities working on energy efficiency in Japan

Oracle Utilities is working with the Ministry of Environment (Japan) and five utilities in the country as part of the Ministry’s effort to promote a Japanese model of information-based C02-reducing behavioral changes in the residential sector.

To help Japan meet its climate change counter-measure plan and Paris Agreement commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by fiscal year 2030 (compared to fiscal year 2013 levels), Oracle Utilities Opower Energy Efficiency Cloud Service will be used to provide personalized energy efficiency guidance to 300,000 households across five utility territories throughout Japan.

With nearly 70 percent of the average Japanese household’s carbon footprint stemming from energy use, Japan’s Ministry of Environment (MOE) commissioned a nationwide study to measure the potential of residential behavioral energy efficiency programs as a means of reaching Japan’s fiscal year 2030 CO2 emissions’ reduction goals—of which a 40 percent reduction is required in residential-sector emissions alone.

As part of this effort, Oracle Utilities will work with five Japanese utilities, including Hokkaido Gas, Ltd., Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc., Hokuriku Electric Power Co., Inc., Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., and Okinawa Electric Power, Co., Inc., to deliver Home Energy Reports (personalized energy consumption communications) to residents across each utility territory using the Opower Energy Efficiency Cloud Service platform.

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