NEDO AND HITACHI, LTD. TO HOST LAUNCH CEREMONY OF JAPAN-U.S. ISLAND GRID PROJECT IN MAUI
What: The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and Hitachi, Ltd. have been conducting a Smart Grid Project in Hawaii since October 2011. A joint undertaking by the U.S. and Japan, the full-scale project demonstration will be launched at a formal ceremony on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.
WHY: On the Maui Island, Hawaii, a significant amount of the electricity supply is already generated by renewable energy. The goal of the Project is to verify cutting-edge technologies within a Smart Grid application and the utilization of large volumes of renewable energy already in place and the evaluation of contributing to smart grid standards and implementation of a low-carbon social infrastructure system that can be efficiently used in other sub-tropical regions.
WHO: Media is encouraged and welcome to attend this special Launch Ceremony.
WHEN: Date: Tuesday, 17th December, 2013
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm Overview of Project and Site Tour
5:00pm - Opening Ceremony
(Photos of Special Guests start at 4:15pm)
Further details of the schedule will be given to confirmed participants.
Venue: Maui Island, Hawaii
Attendees: Mr. Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, Executive Director
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Mr. Koji Tanaka, Executive Vice President, Hitachi, Ltd.
Media Contact: All media attendance must be confirmed with those listed below.
Mr. Takenori Endo, Public Relations Department.
Phone: +81 44 520 5151
Mr. Masayuki Takeuchi, Branding & Corporate Communications Group,
Phone: +1 650 867 8571 (Mobile)