NISSAN PLANS FOR REDUCED ELECTRICITY USE IN SUMMER
Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., today announced plans that it will target a 15 percent reduction in electricity use during the summer months by cooperating with the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association’s policy to switch working days to Saturdays and Sundays (instead of Thursdays and Fridays) and additional efforts.
Nissan will also ask for its employees’ cooperation toward a goal of reducing electricity consumption by 15 percent in their homes.
- Switch from Saturday-Sunday weekends (Change in the Nissan calendar)
– Switch Saturdays-Sundays to working days and make Thursdays-Fridays holidays, from July 1 through to September 30, at all Nissan plants and offices in Japan. (Plants will begin switch from June 30.)
- Change working hours in plants
– Change working hours in manufacturing plants to reduce peak electricity demand in the daytime.
- Use in-house power generation facilities including cogeneration
- Management of maximum electricity use by introducing smart meters(*)
– Place smart meters at each office and plant to monitor and manage the amount of electricity used while electricity usage is limited (9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
– Change preset temperature of air-conditioning units
– Reduce the number of lights used and the amount of time lights are on
– Implement technical measures, including the addition of an energy-saving function to vehicle painting equipment.
- Electricity consumption reduction at employees’ homes
– Present case studies on how electricity can be saved
– Distribute a checklist to help people learn how to save electricity
– Promote electricity saving efforts such as conducting a campaign to reduce electricity use in homes and by holding an “Eco-Picture Contest” for employees’ children.
(*) smart meter: a meter to manage the status of electricity use via communication lines