Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review
    Vol. 57 No. 1 (2020)   New Products & Technologies
    Technical Prospects

    QoEnTM Approach - A Quantitative Index that Can Suggest the Direction toward High-quality Energy Infrastructure Based on the Three Aspects of Society, Economy and the Environment

    Toshihide Noguchi,
    Tadashi Suzuki,
    Masaharu Watabe

    In line with accelerating international initiatives for climate change such as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the realization of sustainable development, we are working on the development of an index called QoEnTM as a quantitative index of how high-quality energy infrastructure should be defined. Our goal is to propose to urban development planners and investors, from the project planning stage, the energy infrastructure that is suitable for the area's energy needs and that can support its sustainable development. We aim to achieve this goal by quantitatively assessing the impact of the project on the area in terms of social, economic and environmental aspects. This report gives an overview of QoEnTM and summarizes the joint development research conducted with the University of New South Wales in Australia.