The Next-Generation Energy and Social Systems Verification Experiment
projects aimed at establishing smart cities and smart communities are
proceeding in Japan. Japan Smart City Portal is the portal site for
providing information on the latest trends in these projects.
Introductions to a wide range of initiatives, including the verified
results of Demand Response (DR) projects and V2H (Vehicle to Home)
projects implemented in the summer of 2012 are available for access on http://jscp.nepc.or.jp/en/
in the English language, http://jscp.nepc.or.jp/cn/
in the Chinese language, and http://jscp.nepc.or.jp/
in the Japanese language.
The Next-Generation Energy and Social Systems Verification Experiment is
an initiative being carried out by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade
and Industry in order to establish smart grids, smart cities and smart
communities. In addition to providing visibility over the supply and
demand of energy, this initiative involves a diverse range of themes,
including controlling home appliance and water heating equipment, etc.,
issuing DR, the use of V2H, HEMS (Home Energy Management Systems) or
BEMS (Building Energy Management Systems), and the use of CEMS
(Community Energy Management Systems) in order to optimize the use of
energy throughout entire areas.
Four areas were selected to take part in this verification
experiment—City of Yokohama, Toyota City, Keihanna Science City
(official name: Kansai Science City) and City of Kitakyushu—and
experiments will be carried out on various aspects, from technology
through to organization and business models.
Japan Smart City Portal (JSCP) provides articles in the Japanese,
English and Chinese languages in order to provide the world with
information on the technology related to Japan's smart grids, smart
cities and smart communities. JSCP is operated by the New Energy
Promotion Council (http://www.nepc.or.jp/)
to promote the verification experiment.
For more information, Visit the Japan Smart City Portal.English
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