IEEE Power & Energy Magazine - May/June 2015 - 44

Japan's
Pivot to
Resilience
How Two Microgrids
Fared After the
2011 Earthquake

By Chris Marnay,
Hirohisa Aki,
Keiichi Hirose,
Alexis Kwasinski,
Saori Ogura,
and Takao Shinji
Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/MPE.2015.2397333
Date of publication: 17 April 2015

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JAPAN WAS AN EARLY LEADER IN MICROGRID
research, with the four demonstrations funded by the New
Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) between 2003 and 2008 being particularly
influential. In addition, there have been several notable
private sector projects, as well as some remote island, dc
power, and sustainable community demonstrations. Objectives for the four NEDO projects were primarily to demonstrate the high penetration of local small-scale renewables,
local control of diverse resources, islanding, reliability, and
heterogeneous power quality (HeQ).
Resilience was not an explicit driver for the program, but
a widely accepted definition appears in U.S. Presidential

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