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Toshiba’s Autonomous Off-grid Hydrogen Energy System H2One™ now Providing Power at JR Station in Japan

Press Release   •   Apr 17, 2017 05:00 GMT

Toshiba’s Autonomous Off-grid Hydrogen Energy System at JR Station in Japan

Toshiba’s H2One™ is generating electricity to light part of a station building in Kawasaki, Japan

žIn the event of a disaster will provide off-grid energy supply and hot water.

žDelivers a CO2-free, environmentally friendly energy solution.

TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that H2One™, the company’s autonomous hydrogen energy system, is now in operation at Musashi-Mizonokuchi Station on the JR Nambu Line in Kawasaki City, Japan. The system, a Business Continuity Plan (BCP), is designed for use in both normal, day-to-day operation and in the event of a disaster that knocks out power supply.

In emergencies, the H2One™ will provide uninterrupted, off-grid energy supply to light part of the station concourse and its lavatories. At other times, the system produces hydrogen and generates electricity, lowering consumption of mains electricity. In winter, hot water it produces will be circulated though benches at the station to warm them. Toshiba’s H2EMS™ management system provides optimal control of overall operation, including hydrogen production and power generation and storage.

Commenting on the start of operation, Hiroyuki Ota, Project Manager, New Energy Solutions Project Team of Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Company said: “I am delighted that we have installed an H2One™ at a train station for the first time. I am sure use of the BCP H2One™ will save energy and raise environmental awareness among passengers using the station. Our goal is to help realize a low carbon economy where CO2-free electricity from hydrogen is widely used.”

Toshiba has already delivered an H2One™ BCP model to the Kawasaki Marien public facility and Higashi-Ogishima-Naka Park in the Kawasaki Port area, and to an artificial island and pier in the Port of Yokohama.

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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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