Commencement of the Feasibility Study for Extended Use of Distributed Energy Resources


Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.

Kansai Transmission and Distribution, Inc.

TEPCO Power Grid, Inc.

Waseda University

Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc., Kansai Transmission and Distribution, Inc., TEPCO Power Grid, Inc., and Waseda University were appointed by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) to commence the “Next-Generation Power Network Stabilization Technology Development for a Large-Scale Integration of Renewable Energies: The Feasibility Study for Extended Use of Distributed Energy Resources” (“the Study”).
In Japan, various measures including the “Japanese Connect & Manage” scheme that allows for flexible use of available grid capacity are being implemented to increase the uptake of renewable energy. Outside of Japan, handful of countries actively control their distributed energy resources (“DERs”) to mitigate grid congestion and thus allow for more renewable energy to be connected to the grid. Japan too may be able to increase its use of renewable energy through the active control of its DERs.

The Study will examine leading examples of DER management systems, DER control systems, and related services overseas. The Study will also analyze the potential benefits and challenges in developing similar systems and services in Japan. The Study will come to a close in March 2021.

The above four institutions will work in unison to establish a mechanism that maximizes the benefits of DERs and enables the increased use of renewable energy in Japan.


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