Kumamoto (Japan): JFE Engineering has agreed to start regional energy business, in Kumamoto Prefecture. The project is flagged off by a new company, “Smart Energy Kumamoto”, established by JFE Engineering and Kumamoto city participates in the management of the company by investing in it.
The company plans to expand its power supply and energy management in Kumamoto city as its main business. JFE Engineering conducts a number of public-private partnerships, including the long-term operation of Kumamoto Seibu Environmental plant and the local consumption of electricity in cooperation with municipalities.
Kumamoto city aims to create a city which is ready for disasters and has been studying the optimal use of energy since Kumamoto earthquake in 2016. “Smart Energy Kumamoto” supplies a glut of electricity from clean renewable energy plants to more than 200 public facilities.