- Start year: 2010
- Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
- Status: In operation
In April 2010, Kita Kyushu City was selected as one of the municipalities to implement the demonstration of a next-generation energy and social system by the national government. In August 2010, the masterplan for this project was developed and the project was started by the participating companies and organizations.
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This project with emphasis on the next-generation electric power system (smart grid), is aimed at bringing about changes in urban development and planning as a whole, including a next-generation transportation system as well as life and business style.
-Implementation body: Kitakyushu Smart Community Council
-Implementation district: Higashida district： Yahata-Higashi ward (approximately 120 ha).
-CO2-reduction goal: reduction by 50% by fiscal year 2014: compared to other average areas in the city in 2005.
-Number of demonstrations: 38 projects
・Maintenance of block imposed with a new-energy consumption rate of 10%
・Introduction of energy-saving systems to buildings
・Construction of a regional energy management system based on a regional power-saving station
・Construction of an ideal next-generation local social structure
・Transmission of information to overseas areas, such as Asian countries.