Press Release

Press Release

Donation for the Endowed Research Division of the Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Nagoya University

February 28, 2012
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

Chubu Electric Power will give a donation to the National University Corporation Nagoya University (location: Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya; President: Michinari Hamaguchi, "Nagoya University") in order to install an Endowed Research Division in the Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Nagoya University.

The Endowed Research Division will be installed for the purpose of helping increase the region's ability to prevent disasters through the safe and stable supply of power. As a lifeline for the Chubu region, Chubu Electric Power agrees with the concept of the Endowed Research Division and will make this donation based on our consideration of the importance of energy disaster prevention.

[Overview of the donation]

Location for installing the Endowed Research Division

Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Nagoya University
(Center director: Professor Nobuo Fukuwa)

Name of Endowed Research Division

Energy Disaster Prevention (Chubu Electric Power) Endowed Research Division

Total donation

185 million yen

Period for Endowed Research Division

5 year-period from April 2012 to March 2017

As a lifeline of the Chubu region, Chubu Electric Power has continued to the present to develop countermeasures against massive earthquakes such as simultaneous earthquakes across the Tokai, Tonankai and Nankai areas and a crisis management system, based on the two pillars of "formation of facilities that stand up strong against disasters" and "disaster prevention schemes for early recovery."

In Chubu Electric Power's facility design, we take countermeasures against massive earthquakes based on the importance of pre-disaster countermeasures (facility measures) for ensuring maintenance of function and public security; predicting events that may exceed design conditions of pre-disaster countermeasures, mid-disaster countermeasures to take during occurrence of such events (disaster prevention measures); and post-disaster countermeasures (recovery measures) for early recovery following the end of the event that include procuring equipment and preparing manuals. (Refer to Attachment: Stance on Design in Large-scale Earthquake and Tsunami Countermeasures.) We also endeavor to ensure reliability in each measure through diversification and redundancy.

From here on as well, we will continue to accurately reflect the reviews of the Nankai Trough massive earthquake model by the Central Disaster Prevention Council and new findings about the Great East Japan Earthquake in order to make every effort to ensure a stable supply of power.


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