Application Selected for FY2021 Tokyo Model Support Project for Vacant Private Property Measures
June 09, 2021
TEPCO Power Grid Co., Inc.
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.
Kansai Transmission and Distribution, Inc.
TEPCO Power Grid Co., Inc. (President: Yoshinori Kaneko; "TEPCO Power Grid"), Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (President & Director: Kingo Hayashi; "Chubu Electric Power"), and Kansai Transmission and Distribution, Inc. (President & Director: Yoshihiro Doi; “Kansai Transmission and Distribution”) are pleased to announce that their application for the “FY2021 Tokyo Model Support Project for Vacant Private Property Measures (vacant property measures that leverage advanced technology utilizing the TOKYO Data Highway and other platforms),” for which Tokyo Metropolis solicited bids, was accepted today.
Overview of Selected Project
“Support for Vacant Property Fact-Finding Surveys Utilizing Electric Power Data”
Electricity meter (smart meter) data, which are measurements of the amount of electricity each household consumes, will be used to verify the effectiveness of identifying vacant properties and construct a model for utilizing such data in an effort to streamline vacant property fact-finding surveys, which have required tremendous labor costs and time.
Another aim is to consolidate and analyze data whose effectiveness has been verified in this demonstration project and apply that to urban development policies, including vacant property measures.
TEPCO Power Grid, Chubu Electric Power, and Kansai Transmission and Distribution manage Grid Data Bank Lab, LLP (“GDBL”) (see note), which verifies the use of electric power data and offers proposals on how to best utilize such information. The three companies will leverage knowledge and insight acquired through GDBL in implementing the project “Support for Vacant Property Fact-Finding Surveys Utilizing Electric Power Data.”
(Note) Grid Data Bank Lab, LLP
Founded in November 2018. TEPCO Power Grid, Chubu Electric Power, Kansai Transmission and Distribution, and NTT DATA Corporation serve as partners of the LLP, which they operate together with over 150 members (companies and organizations). GDBL combines electric power data, acquired via smart meters and other devices capable of identifying electric power usage in 30-minute intervals, with data provided by companies to create a diverse range of usage cases that are examined and shared.