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Sumitomo Electric Receives Certificate of Appreciation from Mongolia's National Power Transmission Grid

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March 20, 2019

Since 2013, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has worked on a project to demonstrate and verify power loss reduction by introducing energy-saving power transmission systems in Mongolia, which has signed a Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM)*1 partnership agreement with Japan. Sumitomo Electric and Hitachi, Ltd.*2 have recently received a certificate of appreciation from Mongolia's National Power Transmission Grid (NPTG) for their introduction of advanced technologies that help reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and consequent contribution to economic development in Mongolia and electric power supply to areas without electric service.

This project is part of the Demonstration and Verification project for a High Efficiency and Low Loss Power Transmission and Distribution System in Mongolia (2013 to 2019), which has been implemented by Hitachi, Ltd. under a commission from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO*3). Sumitomo Electric's low-loss and large-capacity power cables were adopted for the power transmission line between Oyu Tolgoi Substation and Tsagaan Suvarga Substation, through which electricity was supplied to mines and areas where no electricity had been available. Based on data obtained from monitoring the power transmission volume, the power loss reduction effect is converted into equivalent CO2 emissions. Since a one-year monitoring period has finished, The Project Participants in this project can apply for issuance of credits for reduction of CO2 emissions.

By developing unique products and technologies, Sumitomo Electric will continue its efforts to tackle environmental issues through stabilizing electric power supply, promoting energy saving and reducing CO2 emissions in and outside Japan.

Sumitomo Electric Receives Certificate of Appreciation from Mongolia's National Power Transmission Grid

*1 Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) is a system whereby Japan's contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries through the promotion of low carbon technologies, products, and services is quantitatively evaluated and utilized as part of Japan's achievement of its reduction target.

*2 This project was commissioned to Hitachi, Ltd., to which Sumitomo Electric delivered low-loss and large-capacity power cables and monitoring systems.

*3 NEDO is active in a wide variety of areas as one of the largest public research and development management organizations in Japan.

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