Tohoku Electric Power Company project to evaluate hydrogen in overcoming fluctuations from renewables
TOKYO - Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502), an innovator in solutions for the hydrogen economy, will support a two-year study of power management to be done by Tohoku Electric Power Co., through its H2One™, hydrogen based autonomous energy supply system.
Growing interest in bringing renewable power sources into the electricity grid is accompanied by concerns for the quality and variability of the supply; renewables are subject to fluctuations in output. Various solutions are being investigated, and Tohoku Electric decided to use Toshiba’s H2One™ starting March 2017.
“We are very excited to be involved in this project,” said Mr. Hiroyuki Ota, General Manager of Toshiba's Energy Systems & Solutions Company, “A best mix of power sources will contribute to energy security and sustainability, and introducing renewables and hydrogen into that mix will help to achieve the crucial goal of a low-carbon future. Hydrogen offers an innovative approach to emission-free clean energy, and we want to promote wide acceptance of hydrogen solutions.”
Toshiba’s advanced EMS provides the data on the renewable energy supply-and-demand balance which can be used to stabilize electricity output. Over the two years of the project, Tohoku Electric will monitor the viability of the hydrogen power storage system as a solution for offsetting power output fluctuations caused by an expansion of renewables.
Toshiba is committed to advancing progress toward a low-carbon hydrogen economy to extend use of hydrogen into various areas.
Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into three focus business fields: Energy that sustains everyday life, that is cleaner and safer; Infrastructure that sustains quality of life; and Storage that sustains the advanced information society. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives.
Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of 551 consolidated companies employing 188,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 5.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion). (As of March 31, 2016.)
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