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Japan: Distributed energy systems to power-proof from natural disasters

20 Sep 2017, Climate Action

Since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami event in Japan, several municipalities have set up distributed energy systems such as micro-grids and de-centralised renewable energy generation facilities. By doing so, they reduce their reliance on the main grid, securing electricity supply in the event of a natural disaster.



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