With the goal of local production for local consumption of renewable energy, NTT is working on the research and development of Next-Generation Energy Supply Technology that enables the establishment of a resilient supply system with a DC system that can maintain power supply uninterrupted by the effects of electromagnetic pulses (EMP) and cosmic rays; as well as Virtual Energy Demand/Supply Control Technology that maps power consumption, generation, and storage information to a virtual space to balance supply and demand and returns optimal integrated controls, as determined in the virtual space, to real space.
While expectations are rising for the large-scale implementation of solar power and other forms of renewable energy in pursuit of the goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050, the amount of power generated by these forms of renewable energy fluctuates greatly with the weather. Because of this, it is necessary to flexibly adjust power consumption to absorb these fluctuations. Also, in addition to the frequent occurrence of natural disasters such as typhoons and earthquakes in recent years, it is thought that the risk of damage, interruption, or erroneous operation of electronic equipment and power supply equipment still exists due to EMP attacks and cosmic rays resulting from increased solar flare activity. There is a need to make power supplies more resilient to such phenomena.
NTT Space Environment and Energy Laboratories - Zero Environmental Impact Research Project