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IIJ Selected for 2014 Feasibility Study for the Joint Crediting Mechanism with High efficiency Container Data Center in Laos

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TOKYO-September 18, 2014-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced that Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has selected IIJ to implement a feasibility study for high efficiency container data center-based the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) project in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). The study is part of METI's publicly tendered FY2014 Global Warming Mitigation Technology Promotion Project (*1).

Lao PDR is currently upgrading its domestic IT infrastructure in the run-up to the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015. The country has planned the construction of environmentally conscious, nationally run data centers as part of this effort. IIJ will investigate and consider the feasibility of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, if IIJ's technology of high efficiency container data center is put to use in Lao PDR.

In 2011, IIJ opened the Matsue Data Center Park-the Japan's first commercial container data center with outside-air cooling system. IIJ has also actively developed next-generation data centers with lower environmental impacts and costs, obtaining a patent (*2) relating to container data center modules, among other achievements. IIJ will continue to promote green IT in Japan and overseas by developing advanced technologies, as well as to contribute to the installation and expansion of network usage environments in developing countries.

(*1) Global Warming Mitigation Technology Promotion Project

The Government of Japan is actively encouraging other countries through transferring Japan's leading low-carbon technologies and products, among other endeavors. Japan is now promoting the establishment of the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) with other countries to help combat global warming on a global scale. The Global Warming Mitigation Technology Promotion Project aims to publicize the utility of the JCM and of Japan's low-carbon technologies and products. This is to be achieved by offering policy proposals to partner countries with prospects for building institutions and by proposing business schemes aimed at increased adoption of low-carbon technologies and products, as well as through other measures.(*2) Japanese patent number: 5064538 (obtained in August 2012)

Project Overview

Name of publicly tendered project

FY2014 Feasibility Study for the Joint Crediting Mechanism

Proposed project

High efficiency container data center

Commissioning organization

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japan)

Project activities

  • Policy proposals to the Lao PDR
  • Consideration of the project plan
  • Establishment of MRV methodologies and estimation of greenhouse gas reduction effects
  • Analysis of economic impact
  • Raising awareness of high-efficiency containerized data centers within the Lao PDR

Project period

August 25, 2014 to March 16, 2015 (proposed)