Kobe City, Mayor Hisamoto’s Overseas Business Trip (Report) -Kobe’s Hydrogen Business Disseminated through WECP, the Global Network of Local Governments between Energy Cities-
Kobe City reports that Mayor Hisamoto attended the general meeting of the World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP), a local government network of energy cities around the world (19 cities in 15 countries). [Image 1
October 4, 2020 (Tuesday) to October 9, 2020 (Sunday) (6 days) 2. Business trip destination
Denmark (Copenhagen, Esbjerg)
I attended the general meeting of the World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP), a network of municipalities in the world’s energy cities (19 cities in 15 countries). At the request of Esbjerg, the chairman city of WECP, Mayor Hisamoto gave a presentation on hydrogen-related projects in Kobe.
State of Green and bicycle infrastructure visit
Visiting the “State of Green” that supports the promotion of GX (transition to green) and the bicycle infrastructure aiming to become the world’s best bicycle city (Copenhagen)
Participated in a reception to build a network of energy-related businesses and local governments, which is a WECP general meeting program (Esbjerg city, hereinafter the same)
energy business event
Information sharing from the Danish Energy Agency regarding the energy island plan centered on wind power generation in the North Sea and the Power to X plan. In addition, sharing knowledge and know-how and promoting partnerships with globally active Danish companies centered on the offshore wind power industry
WECP General Assembly (Board Meeting)
・Sharing the efforts of WECP member cities and the knowledge and know-how of the energy industry
・Promote the provision of business opportunities for BtoB
(collaboration between local companies in each city)
・Discussion on improving WECP branding, promoting participation in CERA Week, etc.
(5) Visit to Esbjerg Port
Visit Esbjerg Port, where a huge wind power generation facility and a Power-to-X facility are being built to convert surplus electricity into other energy sources such as hydrogen.
(6) Aalborg University
Lectures and panel discussions were held with energy technology members of National Aalborg University, local companies, WECP member cities, etc. At the request of WECP chairman city Esbjerg, Mayor Hisamoto made a presentation on “Promotion of Kobe Smart City”. [Image 3
Kobe City Mayor Kizo Hisamoto
Kobe City Environment Bureau Environment Creation Division Daisuke Akita Kobe City Mayor’s Office International Division, Environment Bureau Environment Creation Division 2 staff
6. Main schedule
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