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Expand the Use of Renewable Energy
Widespread use of renewable energy in society has reached a new level of importance from the perspectives of addressing global warming, securing stable energy supplies through diversifying our energy sources, and growing our economy with energy as a pillar of support.
The Fujitsu Group has established its environmental vision aimed at achieving a decarbonized society. Under this vision, we proactively promote renewable energy use as well as thorough energy saving. To achieve this vision, we have set new quantitative targets in the Environmental Action Plan, and are actively promoting the installation of solar power generation equipment at our business sites, as well as expansion of purchasing and use of green power (electric power generated with 100% renewable energy) at overseas business sites at which costs are particularly reasonable.
FY 2017 Performance and Results
New Usage Rate Target of 6% or Higher
Although numerical targets for the use of renewable energy were not originally set in the Environmental Action Plan (Stage VIII), we set a new target in FY 2016: increasing the usage rate by 6% or higher in an effort to increase purchasing and use of renewable energy, mainly in overseas regions in which it is possible to procure with economic rationality. In an effort to expand purchasing and use more, we are utilizing the Guidelines for Adopting Renewable Energy and the External Renewable Energy Information Database, both newly created in FY 2017, and reviewing implementation at our domestic and overseas business sites. In FY 2017, approximately 170 GWh of renewable energy was used, constituting 7.3% of the total amount of power usage.
Fujitsu Finland Ltd. Green Power Certificate
Main Activities in FY 2017
Joint Research with Kawasaki City for a Renewable Energy Regional Cooperation Model
With the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions amount, the entire Fujitsu Group has worked to achieve a low-carbon society. However, it is difficult to expect significant results by merely extending existing measures in which corporations work individually to reduce environmental load. It is necessary to evolve future environmental activities in order to realize collaboration and co-creation that will overcome various barriers such as industrial regions.
Therefore, in July 2017, we started research on a “renewable energy regional cooperation model” in collaboration with Kawasaki city, which is the location of the Fujitsu Main Office. The research is aimed at efficient usage of renewable energy in the region. In FY 2017, in addition to creating a map of renewable energy generation sites in the city, we used an environmental energy simulator developed with a British corporation to review the energy supply and demand balance in seven districts of Kawasaki city. In FY 2018, by constructing a precision model of areas around Kawasaki Station and Musashi-Kosugi Station and simulating the effect of implementing solar and wind power generation facilities, we plan to conduct even more detailed review for implementation of renewable energy.
Map of renewable energy generation sites in Kawasaki city
Results of energy simulation in Kawasaki city