|Sales of Residential Fuel Cell ENE-FARM Surpass 150,000 Units
|The 9th Nationwide Family Cooking Contest
On January 24, the With Gas Club∗, in which JGA is a member, held "The 9th With Gas Nationwide Family Cooking Contest - Sharpening Your Five Senses by Cooking with Fire" at the Tokyo Gas showroom in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The contest is attracting more competitors each year, with a total of 50,037 teams this year, up from last year's record-high of 46,046 teams and exceeded 50 thousand of teams for the first time. The Tokyo final stage was contested by 14 teams of parent-child pairs, all winners of the regionals, in a heated and impressive match in which all teams presented the favorite dish of the family.
The main valuation bases were teamwork between parent and child, the taste of the dish, and the original idea that each family put into cooking. The Grand Prix was won by "Foods from my good hometown Niigata" by Team Horii. Among the other participants, some teams applied with using traditional foods and cooking methods. With participating in this contest, many teams learned an importance of local production for local consumption, local foods, and traditional dishes.
The With Gas Nationwide Family Cooking Contest offers participants an opportunity to learn cooking in a fun way and to casually experience Shokuiku, or food education. The Japan Gas Association is actively contributing to society through Shokuiku activities and by running campaigns to widely promote "Life with Gas" to families, in addition to supporting wider use of city gas.
|ENEX 2016/ Smart Energy Japan 2016
|The ENEX (Energy and Environment Exhibition) / Smart Energy Japan 2016 were held for three days from January 27 at the Tokyo Big Sight. The ENEX / Smart Energy Japan consists of exhibitions of energy management, solutions for energy-saving, and smart energy system with utilizing ICT (information communication technology) which contribute to create an energy-efficient and low-carbon society. With the theme of "From Demand Side Management to Total Management", at the exhibition wide variety of energy-saving products are exhibited including energy management systems like BEMS and HEMS, along with smart meters, as well as photovoltaic and power storage systems for renewable power generation and storage.||
At the ENEX / Smart Energy Japan this year, the Japan Gas Association set up a booth jointly with Tokyo Gas and Osaka Gas to exhibit and present the gas industry's "smart solutions" with case examples of energy management systems.
City Gas Sales for the Full Year 2015 (Jan.-Dec.)
City Gas sales by Japanese gas utilities (206 utilities nationwide) in 2015 (January through December) were 36,774 million m3 (41.8605MJ/ m3 equivalent), down by 1.1% from 2014.
>>> Gas Facts in Japan 2015
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