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Great East Japan Earthquake: Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture; Elementary & Junior High Schools and Nurseries in Shin-Hebita District and City Realization of Town Development to Overcome Disruption of Energy Supply in the Event of a Disaster
• Ishinomaki City promoted the introduction of an energy system combined with solar power generators, storage batteries, and BEMS to elementary and junior high schools within the city and in Shin-Hebita District where disaster public housings were concentrated. The city aimed to build a town that could secure the power generated by renewable energy in the event of a disaster, while utilizing the power generated by renewable energy in the peacetime. The city also created mechanisms to foster environmental awareness through the “visualization” of electricity.
• Since disaster management bases, which will become shelters in time of emergency, will be equipped with solar generators and storage batteries, electricity can be used without any problem, even when the power supply from the power company is interrupted. Also, the city has energy information on each facility. The city is considering to use electric vehicles (EV) for the transfer of power to a facility that is short of power from other facilities that have power surplus.