To secure an adequate supply of electric power, a problem that emerged in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and to bring about a transition to an energy-efficient economy that could mitigate the climate change crisis, an approach from both sides of the energy equation is needed, through demand-side measures such as enhanced energy saving, and supply-side measures such as widespread adoption of low-carbon distributed energy.
On the demand side, unprecedented progress has been made since the earthquake in smart energy and power saving initiatives.
In addition to accelerating these initiatives, further steps are needed to encourage the efficient and effective use of electric power, through demand response policies and other measures to control peak power demand. On the supply side, further steps are needed to accelerate a transition away from large-scale, centralized electric power generation and toward distributed generation, for example through solar energy and other renewable energy sources and through high-efficiency combined heat and power (CHP).
TMG is working to meet these challenges, and toward an electricity system reform that will ensure a stable supply of energy while holding down electric power charges.