Opening, Keynote Speeches, and Panel Discussion

June 18, 13:00 – 17:40

Opening13:00-13:051)General Chairman,
Grand RE2018 International Conference
Prof. Kazuhiko Ogimoto
13:05-13:102)ISES President, Representative
of International AC in Grand RE2018
Dr. Dave Rennē
13:10-13:20 Director-general, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Dept. METIMr. Jun Takashina
13:20-13:501)NEDO ChairmanMr. Hiroaki Ishizuka
13:50-14:202)Director General, National Center of Climate Change Strategy Research, ChinaProf. Li Junfeng
14:20-14:503)Head of the Renewable Energy Division at the International Energy Agency (IEA)Dr. Paolo Frankl
15:00-15:304)Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, USADr. Martin Keller
15:30-16:005)Director, Head of Fraunhofer Institute of Solar Energy SystemProf. Dr. Hans-Martin Henning
16:10-17:20 "How to accelerate Renewable Energy Integration"Facilitator: K. Ogimoto
Panelist: METI, Keynote
Speakers except NEDO
17:25-17:40 "Renewable Energy Ensambles Award"Facilitator: M. Kondo for,
Prof. Kosuke Kurokawa
Dr. Dave Rennē

Keynote Speakers

Mr. Hiroaki IshizukaProf. Li JunfengDr. Paolo FranklDr. Martin KellerDr. Hans-M. Henning

Oral Presentation and Poster Presentation

June 19 – 22 AM  *as of May 25, 2018

Area1Policy &
Integrated Concept
Area5Wind EnergyArea9Geothermal Energy
Area2PhotovoltaicsArea6Biomass Utilization and Conv.Area10Energy Network
Area3Solar Thermal ApplicationsArea7Hydrogen & Fuel CellArea11Energy Conservation
& HP
Area4Innovated Bio-C ArchitectureArea8Ocean EnergyArea12Small Hydro
& Non-Conv. EN

Plenary Session

June 19 – 21

Each plenary session is composed of presentations by the 15 invited speakers, who are globally selected from 12 areas. Presentation is held within each framework of the above schedule.

Please refer to the homepage, "Keynote/Plenary Speakers". Personal bio is described.

Special Session(S/S), and Workshop(W/S)

June 19 – 21

One Workshop and six Special Sessions are planned. The workshop is managed by the conference organizing committee, and the sessions are managed by each organizer.

  • One Workshop is, "RE100", organized by ISES and JSES together with Area 3, Area 11, and Fukushima Prefecture.
  • Six special sessions are organized individually by NEDO, AIST, JST, IEA, IEA/The University of Tokyo, and Deutsche Industrie-und Handelskammer in Japan.

More details are stated on the "Special Sessions" and "GRE2018 Workshop" page.


Date: Wednesday, June 20
Time: From 6PM to 8PM
Location: PACIFICO Yokohama Conference Center, 5F, Room 503

Award Ceremony, Closing Ceremony

June 22, 13:00 – 15:00

  • The Award ceremony is held in the closing session, selecting the best oral and poster presentation of each area.
  • Communiqué announcement is also planned to open the message for the importance of acceleration of renewable energy integration into routine world.
  • A commemorative picture will be taken at the Closing ceremony.

Full Day Technical Tour

Tour is planned for Choshi and Kamisu to see the Offshore wind turbines. Detail is described on the Tours and Events page,
Tour to floating PV power plant has been cancelled due to few applicants.

World Exhibition

June 20 – 22

All conference registrants are eligible to visit the World Exhibition for free by carrying their conference passes. Exhibition details are to be found in the two URLs, described below., and

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