Toshiba to Collaborate With ENEA, an Italian National Agency to Study Energy Management in Europe

  Toshiba to Collaborate With ENEA, an Italian National Agency to Study Energy
  Management in Europe

-Signed agreement aimed at improving management of grid integrating renewable
                                power sources-

Business Wire

TOKYO -- July 19, 2013

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that Toshiba Transmission and
Distribution Europe S.p.A. (TTDE), an Italian Toshiba Group company, has
signed an agreement for the joint development of energy management systems
optimized for the eurozone with ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New
Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development. The agreement
covers wide range matters including energy efficiency, renewable energy
sources, smart grids, electric storage for the grid and electric mobility
(e.g.: Micro Energy Management System - μEMS^1, rechargeable battery systems,
innovative PV technologies).

Europe accounts for approximately 70% of the electricity produced by
photovoltaic generation (PV) in the world, and continues to lead other regions
in the introduction of renewable energy sources. This is particularly true of
Italy, where growth in renewable is stimulating demand for grid management
systems to manage power fluctuations in areas that have introduced PV
intensively, and to overcome the inability to transmit wind generated power
due to insufficient transmission capacity.

Toshiba has participated in many proof-of-concept demonstrations of smart grid
technologies around the world, including Rome, the Italian capital, Lyon in
France and Los Alamos in Arizona in the U.S. Drawing on its long-standing
capabilities and the expertise obtained in these and other projects, combined
with local information collected by ENEA at its research facilities throughout
Italy, Toshiba will work with TTDE to propose optimal energy solutions such as
grid stabilization with μEMS and frequency control and adjustment by
introducing rechargeable batteries for localized grid balancing.

“Toshiba is building a strong presence in next generation T&D in Europe,” said
Takeshi Yokota, Corporate Vice President of Toshiba. “We acquired TTDE, the
former Ansaldo T&D^2, in March 2011, and in December 2012, Toshiba and TTDE
won an engineering, procurement and construction contract from Terna^3 for a
high voltage and direct current power conversion system. In July 2011, we
acquired Landis+Gyr, the world leader in smart meters, and earlier this month
we acquired a majority interest in cyberGRID, an Austrian developer and
provider of intelligent energy management solutions. We have all the
capabilities required for a successful collaboration with ENEA. We will
customize our state-of-the-art technologies for the European market through
collaboration with ENEA and boost our grid solution business in Europe.”

1 A system for monitoring and controlling grids
2 An Italian power transmission and distribution engineering firm
3 Terna Rete Italia S.p.A., a transmission system operator


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