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Japan : INPEX Receives Cogeneration Grand Prize for Deployment of Advanced Energy System at Naoetsu Corporate Residence.

INPEX CORPORATION (INPEX) announced today it received the Chairman s Award in the Private Sector Category for the FY2014 Cogeneration Grand Prize from Advanced Cogeneration and Energy Utilization Center Japan (ACEJ) in recognition for the advanced cogeneration systems of Naoetsu To-unryo (To-unryo), its corporate residence located in the city of Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture.

Obayashi Corporation and NTT FACILITIES, INC., which partnered INPEX in the construction of To-unryo, are co-recipients of the award.

To-unryo, which opened in April 2013, adopts numerous initiatives ensuring optimized energy use featuring among others a BCP-compatible power supply based on an advanced cogeneration system.

To-unryo s features include photovoltaic power generation, an emergency diesel generator and optimized power consumption through lithium ion battery use, in addition to maximized energy efficiency enabled by a natural gas cogeneration system. The system helps reduce carbon emissions and purchased electricity by over 30% and 90%, respectively, compared to other similarly sized dormitories powered by electricity. The residence is also designed to be converted to an evacuation center open to the local community in the event of a natural disaster.

conducting surveys, research and promotional activities on cogeneration and the efficient use of energy. In 2011, ACEJ adopted its current name and has since 2012 issued the Cogeneration Grand Prize to commend advanced technological systems and technologies for their energy efficient qualities with the aim of increasing public awareness on the merits of cogeneration.

As an integrated energy company contributing to society, INPEX will continue to be actively engaged in strengthening initiatives in the field of renewable energy, which is one of the growth strategies outlined in the company s Medium- to Long-term Vision.

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Date:Feb 7, 2015
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