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Toshiba commissions autonomous hydrogen energy system at JR station in Japan

EBR Staff Writer Published 18 April 2017

Toshiba has commissioned its H2One autonomous hydrogen energy system at Musashi-Mizonokuchi station on the JR Nambu Line in Kawasaki City, Japan.

The H2One system, which is a business continuity plan (BCP), has been developed to be used in both normal and day-to-day operation, as well as in disaster times that disrupt power supply.

In emergencies, the system will offer constant and off-grid energy supply to light part of the station concourse.

The system will also produce hydrogen and generate electricity in other times, enabling to reduce consumption of mains electricity.

In winter, hot water generated by H2One system will be distributed though benches at the station to warm them.

Toshiba’s H2EMS management system will enable to control total operation, including hydrogen production and power generation and storage.

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Company’s new energy solutions project team project manager Hiroyuki Ota said: “I am delighted that we have installed an H2One at a train station for the first time. I am sure use of the BCP H2One™ will save energy and raise environmental awareness among passengers using the station.

“Our goal is to help realize a low carbon economy where CO2-free electricity from hydrogen is widely used.”

The company has also provided H2One BCP model to the Kawasaki Marien public facility and Higashi-Ogishima-Naka Park in the Kawasaki Port area, in addition to an artificial island and pier in the Port of Yokohama.


Image: Toshiba’s autonomous off-grid hydrogen energy system at JR station in Japan. Photo: courtesy of TOSHIBA CORPORATION.