[ Major Activities ]
|* EDMC Energy Data Bank Service *|
|* Provide Data Bank members with on-line energy and economic data via the Internet. Both annual and monthly data are available. Our extensive compiliation of data includes domestic and international energy supply-demand data, energy-related indicators, energy prices, a variety of forecasts, and other data originally estimated by the EDMC.|
|* Disseminate EDMC documents to the Data Bank members. These include "EDMC Energy Trends", various statistical documents (see next page for more detailed information), and research reports.|
|* Organize regular meetings for the Data Bank members. Provide opportunities to hear lectures by outside experts and/or in-house staff on various issues, and to share experiences in the use of Data Bank.|
|* Energy Data Development and Publications *|
|* EDMC Energy Trends (monthly)|
Focus is on the timely prevision of domestic and international energy data (Publisher: EDMC). Limited circulation (Data Bank members only).
|* EDMC Handbook of Energy & Economic Statistics in Japan (annual)|
An easy-to-use compilation of energy and economics data accumulated through such activites as the Data Bank development, enocomietric analyses, and other research projects undertaken by th EDMC. An English-language version is also available (published by the Energy Conservation Center, Japan).
|* Comprehensive Energy Statistics (annual)|
Energy balance tables developed in cooperation with the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy, and published under the title "Sogo Enerugi Tokei(published by Tsusho-Sangyo-Kenkyu-Sha)"(up to 2001 edition).
|* Model Buildings & Demand Supply Analysis *|
|EDMC develops a variety of energy-economic models, and performs comprehensive analyses of energy supply-demand structure. Major models developed are listend below.|
|* Energy Supply-Demand Models for Japan (short-term and long-term)|
Utilized not only for simulation analyses by the EDMC, but also for forecasting analyses presented annualy by IEEJ (short-term model), as well as for various simulation analyses by the government.
|* World Energy Supply-Demand Model|
This model divides the world into some 30 areas and performs analyses for 10 or 20 years into the future. Used not only within the EDMC, but also by IEEJ's other sections, and committees of the Japanese Government.
|* Analytical Model for Extra-Long-Term World Energy Supply-Demand and Global Environmental Problems|
This model divides the world into 12 areas and simulates world economic growth, population, energy supply and demand, and CO2 emissions up to the year 2100. Used to analyze global warming.
|* World Model for Petroleum Refining/Trade|
Through the use of optimization procedure under the linear programming method, this model divides the world into 30 areas and determines optimum crude oil selection, refinery mix, and petroleum trade flow. Widely utilized for analyzing petroleum product supply and demand in Asia and other regions.
|* Input-Output Model|
Used as a model to depict Japan's future industrial structure, as well as to analyze the relationship between energy and industrial structure.
|* Macro Economic Models (short-term, long-term)|
Being developed as a model to provide a macro frame for energy supply-demand analyses, it is used in conjunction with the aforementioned energy supply and demand model for Japan as well as major Asian countries.
Sector-specific micro models are available, each focusing on the residential/commercial sector, transport sector, and other specific sub-sectors. Used for various analyses.
|* Commissioned Research *|
|* EDMC performs surveys and research commissioned by the government and private companies. These include "Econometric Analysis of Petroleum Product Supply-Demand Trends", "Japan Energy Outlook" and "Study for building Energy Vision of Transportation" etc.|
|* International Cooperation *|
|* EDMC also serves as the coordinating agency of the APEC Energy Group on Energy Data Analysis Meetings. In this capacity, EDMC collects energy data from member governments for the establishment of the "APEC Energy Database", and promotes networking through the Internet to share resources available from member governments.|