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Research Institute for Advanced Network Technology

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Concluded Laboratory 2014/03/31

Director : Yasuhiro HAYASHI
Professor,Faculty of Science and Engineering

 Research theme

Designing and building an electricity supply configuration for the future – Toward the realization of a low-carbon society based on recyclable and environmentally-friendly electric energy

Overview of research

With respect to Japan’s goals of introducing large quantities of solar photovoltaic power as indicated by the target volumes of 28 million kW for 2020 and 53 million kW for 2030, although there are advantages to be gained in the form of reducing CO2 emissions and cutting energy transmission and distribution losses, there are various technical issues that need to be resolved. These include problems relating to voltage distribution, insufficient frequency adjustment capacity, and stable supply during simultaneous disconnection.

In order to resolve these technical issues as soon as possible, it is essential to make the transition from current electric power systems, and to be equipped with an optimal coordinated system comprising the three combined aspects of 1) solar photovoltaic generation sources (PV sources), 2) power distribution networks, and 3) consumers, which form the foundation for low-carbon, highly reliable, high quality, and efficient next-generation electric power systems in accordance with recyclable energy, from academic and practical standpoints.

This research is focused on creating an optimal coordinated system that can control the operations of 1) power distribution networks, 2) solar photovoltaic generation sources, and 3) consumer load, which are the elements that make up a low-carbon, highly reliable, quality, and efficient next-generation electric power system. By looking at the angle of simultaneous coordination through coordinated control in the forms of 1) coordinated control between solar photovoltaic generation sources and power distribution networks, 2) coordinated control between power distribution networks and consumer load, and 3) coordinated control between solar photovoltaic generation sources and consumer load, and by attempting to resolve the technical issues that accompany the introduction of large quantities of solar photovoltaic power, we aim to maximize the benefits of reducing energy transmission and distribution losses and CO2 emissions, as well as standardizing load. In particular, we hope to undertake the challenge from both academic and practical standpoints, by fully utilizing Japanfs relative advancement in energy transmission and distribution network automation technologies over Europe and the Americas, which characterizes Japanese electric power systems, and through the Japanese-style advanced grid empirical simulation that can contribute to the large-volume introduction of recyclable energy.

By proving the usability of the three-in-one advanced optimal coordination system that we have created, through the various types of computation simulation technology owned by Waseda University, as well as through empirical experiments on the neutral and open advanced grid simulation facilities similarly owned by the University, this research can be considered to be imbued with a Waseda University character in the sense that it has been conducted in a neutral and fair manner.

Researchers

Yasuhiro HAYASHI (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Shinji WAKAO (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Yoshiharu AMANO (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Noboru MURATA (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Masakazu KOBAYASHI (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Shinichi IWAMOTO (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Atsuko TAKAMATSU (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Atsushi ISHIYAMA (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Shinichi TANABE (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Toshiyuki OKANO (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Shigenobu SHIBATA (Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Adjunct Researcher

Hiroshi ASANO (Director,Socio-Economic Research Center,Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry)
Shin-ichi MINATO (Professor at Laboratory for Algorithmics, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University)
Hideo ISHII
Masamitsu SAKAI
Nobuyuki YAMAGUCHI
Jun YOSHINAGA
Wataru HIROHASHI (System consultant)
Takao Shinji (Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.)

Contact

Y.Hayashi Lab. #63-6-6A Nishiwaseda Campus, Waseda University
Okubo 3-4-1, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo,
169-8555, JAPAN
Tel/Fax: +81-3-5286-8122(Ex:73-5656)
E-mail:[email protected]

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