Toyota Considering Regional Heat and Power Sharing System for In

Toyota Considering Regional Heat and Power Sharing System for Industrial Parks
in Toyota City 
Toyota City, Japan, July 11, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  Toyota Motor Corporation
(TMC) announces that it will begin consideration of a system for the sharing
and effective utilization of waste heat and excess electricity produced by TMC
plant and other medium and small-sized plants in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture.
TMC will formulate a master plan and conduct feasibility studies starting this
month, with the goal of starting verification testing in the year ending March
31, 2014. 
Support is being provided by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and
Industry (METI) and is one facet of the Toyota City Low-carbon Society
Verification Project (Toyota City Project) that is a part of the
Next-Generation Energy and Social System Demonstration project that METI began
promoting in April 2010. The verification project will be conducted in
cooperation with regional energy companies under close scrutiny from industry,
government and academic entities.
An overview of the heat and power sharing system TMC is considering follows: 
- Optimization of heat and electricity use 
Heat and electric power sharing, and supply and demand optimization within
industrial parks using a Factory Energy Management System (FEMS) to manage
waste heat recovery(1), heat storage(2) and heat transport(3) 
- Curbing the electricity usage during peak times 
Constructing an electric power system, simultaneously using heat storage and
thermoelectric conversion systems(4), inside plants and industrial parks to
curb the use of electricity during peak times, and also to reduce overall
energy consumption and CO2 emissions 
- Highly economical energy-supply system utilizing existing distribution
Compact transport, sharing and reuse of heat through use of technologies such
as chemical-heat storage(5) with high heat storage density 
- Establishment of a smart energy system business model that ensures economic
More efficient energy use through the optimal control of waste-heat sharing;
establishing a business model for economical smart energy systems 
- Realizing a low-carbon society by linking EDMS and FEMS 
Improving the energy self-reliance ratio for the entire region by linking
Energy Data Management Systems (EDMS), which adjust electricity supply and
demand balance by interconnecting regional and public transportation
information, with individual FEMS 
TMC has long made efforts to improve energy management at plants through the
implementation of energy-conserving production systems. These efforts include
the introduction of Toyota Total Demand Management (TTDM), a system for
effectively managing supply and demand for private power generation as well as
production processes at plants. 
The Home Energy Management System (HEMS), a proprietarily developed energy
management system, EDMS and other systems are being provided for activities to
verify the optimization of home energy use in the Toyota City Project.
Verification testing is underway as TMC aims to create the next-generation
systems needed for a low-carbon society. 
Also, the F-Grid Ohira, Miyagi Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) was
established in February this year as one facet of varied efforts to enrich the
lives of communities. TMC thereafter began operating a "smart
community" project focused on the F-Grid project in the Second North
Sendai Central Industrial Area in Ohira Village, Miyagi Prefecture. 
TMC will continue to work to optimize regional energy management, and to
reduce carbon emissions via the construction of
heat and electric-power supply systems in industrial parks, in addition to
other initiatives in the housing and transportation
(1) Technology to reuse waste heat from production facilities through such
methods as the absorption of steam, hot water and other heat sources
(2) Technology to store thermal energy
(3) Technology to transport the stored heat to the demand side by vehicle
(4) Technology to convert thermal energy directly into electricity
(5) Technology that utilizes an endothermic-exothermic reaction of chemical
substances to repeatedly carry out the release and storage of heat 
About Toyota 
Supported by people around the world, Toyota Motor Corporation (TSE: 7203;
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 
Toyota Motor Corporation
Public Affairs Division
Global Communications Department
Tel:   +81-3-3817-9926 
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