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Highlights of CSR Activities - Toshiba Group's Measures in Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake

  • Major assistance activities
  • Situation at major production facilities
  • Measures to reduce electricity consumption at Toshiba Group
  • Toshiba's measures to help recover power systems infrastructure
  • Building a sustainable society using low-carbon power generation technologies

Measures to realize a sustainable society using low-carbon power generation technologies

1Promotion of renewable energy

In addition to making thermal power generation more efficient and improving the safety of nuclear power in response to future review of safety standards, Toshiba Group will work to promote various kinds of renewable energy.

Solar power generation

photo of Tohoku Electric Power's Hachinohe Solar Power Station Tohoku Electric Power's Hachinohe Solar Power Station

In terms of solar power generation, Toshiba Group has delivered mega solar power generation systems to electric power companies in Japan. Plans call for Tohoku Electric Power Company, Inc. to start the operation of its Hachinohe Solar Power Station by the end of FY2011. With an annual generating capacity of approximately 1.5 MW, which is sufficient for around 500 households, a reduction in CO2 emissions of approximately 800 tons each year is expected.

Hydroelectric power generation

Toshiba Group has delivered hydroelectric power generation systems to companies in more than 40 countrie's worldwide. In 2005, it established a manufacturing base in China to meet the country's brisk demand for electric power. We also supply largecapacity hydroelectric power generation systems to help meet the needs of various other countries.

Geothermal power generation

photo of Iceland's Hellisheidi geothermal power plant, which uses Toshiba's power generation system Iceland's Hellisheidi geothermal power plant, which uses Toshiba's power generation system

In April 2011, Toshiba International Corporation Pty. Ltd., our Australian subsidiary, won an order for the Te Mihi geothermal power generation project in New Zealand. We aim to supply geothermal power generation systems to a wider range of countries, including emerging economies, to help meet the growing demand for electric power and to contribute to mitigating global warming.

Wind power generation

In the area of wind power generation, Toshiba Group will form a business alliance with Unison Co., Ltd., a South Korean manufacturer of wind power equipment, to jointly develop and sell direct-drive as well as high-efficiency wind turbines.

2Promotion of Smart Community Projects

In its effort to help build new communities that conserves energy while improving the comfort, convenience and safety of its residents, Toshiba is fully utilizing cloud computing systems to deliver integrated solutions that encompass power and water supply, as well as systems for sewerage, transportation, health care, and information and security.

In May 2011, Toshiba entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the entire equity of Landis+Gyr AG, a company based in Switzerland and a global leader in energy management solutions for utilities. With this recent acquisition, Toshiba further expands its presence in the smart community arena and will continue contributing to help build sustainable societies mainly through smart community pilot projects in various countries worldwide.

Toshiba Group's concept of smart community

figure of Toshiba Group's concept of smart community

Toshiba Group will help realize smart communities through the integrated use of its energy management technologies, smart meters, infrastructure systems and various other equipment.

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Advanced Metering Infrastructure Landis+Gyr globally develops AMI business, which is indispensable to smart grids.
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Factory Energy Management System
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Building Energy Management System
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Home Energy Management System
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Community Energy Management System

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