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July 28, 2016

Japanese firms collaborate to launch experimental virtual power plant project

A number of Japanese firms have collaborated to launch an experimental virtual power plant project as part of the government's plan to rebalance the energy mix.

By Ranjith Dharma

A number of Japanese firms have collaborated to launch an experimental virtual power plant project as part of the government's plan to rebalance the energy mix.

The project is an initiative subsidised by the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, an arm of Japan's Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry. It has been designed to develop new energy management systems and install infrastructure, which is expected to facilitate effective use of energy.

"The project has been designed to develop new energy management systems and install infrastructure."

Under the project, the 14 involved companies will set up a comprehensive system to control end-use devices. They will also develop new energy management systems through bundled technology, as well as installing renewable energy sources.

Bundling end-use devices dispersed across power grids through the Internet of Things (IoT) would create a sort of virtual power plant, which will help to adjust available capacity to balance demand and supply.

The companies involved include The Kansai Electric Power Company, Fuji Electric, Sansha Electric Manufacturing, GS Yuasa Corporation, Sumitomo Electric Industries, and Nihon Unisys.

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