1. Evaluation Platform for Electricity System that Supports Society 5.0
Hitachi-UTokyo Laboratory has published proposals for the electricity systems of the future as part of work toward achieving Society 5.0. There has been widespread public discussion of next-generation energy systems with a role in decarbonization over recent times and the laboratory followed up publication of a first edition of its proposal in April 2018 with continued study on the following two topics. This work was published in a second edition of the proposal*.
- Conceptual design of platform and data for evaluating energy systems across all of society
- Study of next-generation energy system scenarios
The laboratory has formulated a medium- to long-term vision for energy systems with a timeframe that extends beyond 2050, and has studied a number of different future scenarios for systems and policies aimed at achieving this vision. Because of the need to prepare a diverse range of technical options given the degree of uncertainty that surrounds technology development, a common quantitative and qualitative evaluation platform is needed that can be shared by a wide variety of stakeholders. Industry, academia, and government are working together to devise and identify diverse use cases and determine the requirement specifications for analysis tools and standard data while also discussing the extent of publication and disclosure in information and data sharing.
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- Hitachi-UTokyo Laboratory, “Toward Realizing Electricity Systems to Support Society 5.0,” Ver. 2 (April 17, 2019)