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12/17/2013

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.

Contacts

New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) Contact:

Mr. Takenori Endo, Public Relations Department.

Phone: +81 44 520 5151

Email: endohtkn@nedo.go.jp

Hitachi, Ltd. Contact:

Mr. Masayuki Takeuchi, Branding & Corporate Communications Group,

Phone: +1 650 867 8571 (Mobile)

Email: masayuki.takeuchi@hal.hitachi.com