Limited Liability Partnership Founded to Operate Smart Community

Limited Liability Partnership Founded to Operate Smart Community Project 
Toyota City, Japan, Feb 28, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  The F-Grid* Ohira, Miyagi
Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), represented by Toyota Motor Corporation
(TMC), was founded today, and an inaugural meeting held in Sendai City, Miyagi
Prefecture. TMC, Toyota-related companies, and corporations in the Second North
Sendai Central Industrial Area in Ohira, Miyagi Prefecture are participants in
the LLP that will operate a "smart community" project based around
the F-Grid. 
The project mainly includes the provision of electric power and heating
(including steam and hot water) to LLP members; commissioned equipment sales,
leasing, maintenance and management; and the provision of electricity during
times of large-scale disasters. In the future, the LLP will coordinate with
Ohira Village while receiving support from national, prefectural, and other
government authorities. Preparations are being made to begin provision of
heating and electricity from April 1 of this year. 
The LLP aims to contribute to the creation of stable towns integrated with the
region and industrial area, as well as to the promotion of regional industries
and regional vitalization. 
Overview of the F-Grid Ohira, Miyagi Limited Liability Partnership 
- Establishment: February 28, 2013
- Location: 1 Chuodaira, Ohira-mura, Kurokawa-gun, Miyagi Prefecture (inside
Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc.)
- Capital: 946 million yen
- LLP representative entity: Toyota Motor Corporation
- LLP members (10 corporations) 


Toyota Motor Corporation
Role:
-- LLP business supervision
-- Constructing an F-Grid Community Energy Management System(CEMS)
Equity participation: 26.4%
 
Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc.
Role:
-- LLP administration and operation
-- Managing and operating F-Grid installed systems
Equity participation: 61.3%
 
Toyota Tsusho Corporation
Role:
-- LLP administration and operation
-- Introducing environmental/energy conservation facilities,
   technical investigations
Equity participation: 10.6%
 
LLP members with an equity interest ratio of 1% or less
(seven corporations)
Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc.; Toyota Boshoku Tohoku Co., Ltd.;
Skylark Co., Ltd.; Toyota Transportation Co., Ltd.;
Central Motor Wheel Tohoku Co., Ltd.; Vuteq Corporation;
VEGi-Dream Kurihara Corporation
Equity participation: 1.7%

LLP business details: 
1) Provision of electricity to LLP members
2) Provision of heating (including steam and hot water; same applies below) to
LLP members
3) Sale, leasing, and rental of required facilities, equipment, software, etc.
for electricity provision, heating provision, electricity conservation, energy
conservation, storage of electricity, and energy management
4) Commissioned assignment to conduct maintenance/administration tasks for
electricity- and heating-related facilities owned by LLP members
5) Provision of information to LLP members regarding electricity- and
heating-related technology, knowledge, expertise, etc.
6) Sales of electricity to power companies supplying electricity to regional
citizens and public facilities located near the Second North Sendai Central
Industrial Area in times of large-scale disasters, such as earthquakes 
More information is avaailable at
http://www2.toyota.co.jp/en/news/13/02/0228.html . 
* A system in which grid power purchased from power companies, together with
energy (electricity and heating) generated by privately owned electrical power
facilities (gas co-generation, solar power generation) owned by LLP members,
are controlled and optimized through a Community Energy Management System
(CEMS) that can flexibly distribute energy (via selective distribution)
throughout the industrial area.  During times of emergency, the electricity
generated by privately owned electrical power facilities can be purchased by
power companies such as Tohoku Electric Power, who will provide that
electricity to the surrounding region, including the Ohira Village Hall and
other emergency centers. 
About Toyota 
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NYSE: TM),  has endeavored since its establishment in 1937 to serve society by
creating better products. As of the end of March 2012, Toyota conducts its
business worldwide with 50 overseas manufacturing companies in 27 countries and
regions. Toyota's vehicles are sold in more than 160 countries and
regions. For more information, please visit www.toyota-global.com. 
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Toyota Motor Corporation
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