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TRENDE Announces Formation of Advisory Board
Oct 01, 2018 14:00 JST
TRENDE Inc., an online renewable energy retailer selling electricity to residential customers in Japan, announces the formation of its Advisory Board to provide strategic guidance and advice to management. The members include Yoshiaki Fujimori, Emmy Suzuki Harris, Hiroaki Kitano, Masaakira James Kondo, and Yukiko Muto.
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TRENDE Raises JPY 730 Million in Series A Funding
Sep 26, 2018 11:00 JST
TRENDE Inc., an online renewable energy retailer selling electricity to residential customers in Japan, today announced it has closed a JPY 730 million Series A funding round led by TEPCO Ventures with strategic investments from Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
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TEPCO Group, Zenrin and Rakuten examining Drone Highways for Drone Logistics
Jul 12, 2018 18:00 JST
TEPCO Ventures, Zenrin and Rakuten announced today that they have begun examining the utilization of "drone highways," or the airspace above infrastructure such as power transmission lines, for drone logistics.
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Free Electrons: 28 Pilots Already Launched between Startups and Utilities
Jul 11, 2018 17:00 JST
Free Electrons, the first energy accelerator program that connects the most promising energy startups with the world's leading utility companies, wrapped on its second module with an impressive total of 28 pilots running, and the final module in Berlin to come.
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TEPCO Establishes Subsidiary to Turn New Businesses into Venture Companies
Jun 27, 2018 17:00 JST
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) announced today that it has established TEPCO Ventures, Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary charged with turning new businesses into venture companies.
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TEPCO and Pocket Queries to Collaborate on Mixed-reality Solution for Industrial Workplaces
May 17, 2018 13:00 JST
Electric industry leader Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. (TEPCO) announced today that it has joined forces with IT and entertainment developer Pocket Queries Inc. to develop a mixed-reality (MR) solution that will combine the real and virtual worlds for fast, easy, three-dimensional visualization of data in the workplace.
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TEPCO and NTT Join Forces in TNcross Joint Venture
Apr 23, 2018 17:00 JST
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) announced today the launch of TNcross Corporation, a joint venture that will facilitate cross-industrial innovation by leveraging the two industry leaders' assets and know-how, including TEPCO's power-control technology and NTT's ICT expertise.
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TEPCO Establishes New Online Renewable Electricity Retail Startup, 'TRENDE'
Mar 30, 2018 15:00 JST
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) announced today the launch of TRENDE Inc., an online renewable energy retailer selling electricity to residential customers in Japan.
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Free Electrons selects 2018 Cohort of 30 Startups
Mar 27, 2018 16:00 JST
Free Electrons, the first global energy startup accelerator program that connects the world's most promising energy startup companies with leading utility companies, selected 30 startups to participate in the program.
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Free Electrons: American Electric Power Joins Global Energy Startup Accelerator
Feb 27, 2018 09:00 JST
The Governing Board of Free Electrons, the first global energy startup accelerator program that connects the world's most promising energy startup companies with leading utility companies, is pleased to announce that American Electric Power (AEP) will become its first North American utility member.
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TEPCO's Chief Announces Plans for Global Expansion, Renewable Energy
Feb 26, 2018 14:00 JST
Nearing his first anniversary in office, TEPCO President Tomoaki Kobayakawa spoke at a press conference held at the Federation of Electric Power Companies (FEPC) of Japan, in which he set out a bold vision for global growth and investment in renewables while also pledging to continue providing strong support for the restoration of Fukushima.
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Extended Application Period for Second Edition of Free Electrons Global Startup Acceleration Program
Feb 08, 2018 10:00 JST
The application deadline for the second edition of Free Electrons has been extended. This application is a global acceleration program for startups that TEPCO launched with 7 other international utilities in December 2017 to recruit energy startups that will drive the next generation of ideas in clean energy, energy efficiency, e-mobility, digitization, and on-demand customer services.
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TEPCO Begins Remote Use of 'Internet of Things' to Improve Performance of Thermal Power Stations
Feb 07, 2018 19:00 JST
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) and TEPCO Fuel & Power, Inc. are combining a new remote optimization center with the "Internet of Things" (IoT) to increase the fuel efficiency and other operations of its thermal power plants.
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TEPCO and Curtiss-Wright Form Strategic Alliance to Boost Efficiency of Thermal Power Plants
Feb 07, 2018 17:00 JST
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. and Curtiss-Wright Corporation have created a strategic alliance designed to boost the efficiency of thermal power plants, an important element in the fight against climate change.
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TEPCO looks to the transformative potential of blockchain by investing in Electron, a UK energy technology company
Jan 19, 2018 11:00 JST
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) announced today that it closed an early-stage bridging round investment in Electron at the end of 2017.
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TEPCO Launches Second Edition of 'Free Electrons' Global Startup Acceleration Program
Dec 12, 2017 14:10 JST
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO), together with 7 other international utilities, today announced the launch of the second edition of Free Electrons, a global startup acceleration program to recruit energy startups that will drive the next generation of ideas in clean energy, energy efficiency, e-mobility, digitization, and on-demand customer services.
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TEPCO Takes 50 Percent Stake in a Battery Storage Project of RES
Dec 08, 2017 20:00 JST
TEPCO Holdings, the Tokyo-based electric power company, announced today it has acquired from Colorado-based Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES), 50 percent interests of Battery Utility of Ohio, LLC (BUO), that provides frequency regulation services to PJM, a regional U.S. transmission network operator. TEPCO, through the acquisition, and RES will each own 50 percent of BUO.
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Conjoule closes Series A investment from innogy Innovation Hub and TEPCO
Jul 10, 2017 19:00 JST
Conjoule GmbH, a start-up developing peer-to-peer energy markets enabled by blockchain technology has closed a EUR 4.5 million Series A investment round from two strategic investors, the innogy Innovation Hub and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO).
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TEPCO's First "Electricity Load Forecasting Technology Contest" Initiative to Encourage Accurate Forecasting of Electricity Load
Jun 20, 2017 17:40 JST
TEPCO is holding its first "Electricity Load Forecasting Technology Contest" to identify new methods for forecasting electricity load within the service area of TEPCO Power Grid, Incorporated ("TEPCO PG"). Contest participants are to compete in accurately forecasting electricity load via TEPCO's open innovation website, "TEPCO CUUSOO." The Contest opens today.
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TEPCO Joins Global Energy Blockchain Initiative - Energy Web Foundation
May 10, 2017 10:00 JST
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. announced today that it has joined forces with Centrica plc, Elia, Engie, Royal Dutch Shell plc, Sempra Energy, SP Group, Statoil ASA, Stedin, and TWL to support the Energy Web Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate the commercial deployment of blockchain technology in the energy sector.
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TEPCO: Free Electrons Announces Cohort of 12 Energy Startups
Apr 24, 2017 22:00 JST
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. announced that Free Electrons, a global accelerator program for innovative energy-related startups, has selected its first cohort of 12 innovative energy startups selected from 450 applications across 51 countries.
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TEPCO Announces Equity Investment in Moixa Energy
Apr 07, 2017 08:00 JST
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. has announced an equity investment in Moixa Energy Holdings, the UK's leading residential battery company.
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