Public Utilities

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Needless to say, the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami were the perfect storm that tested the readiness of public utilities in Japan and also served as a laboratory for monumental natural disasters in the future worldwide.  The rubber-stamp building of nuclear power plants in Japan in the 70′s and 80′s to provide jobs in depressed areas was a Faustian choice.  It should serve as a cautionary tale.

Agency for Natural Resources and EnergyAsian Nuclear Safety Network, Association For Electric HomesAtomic Energy Society of Japan, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Chubu Electric Power, Chugoku Electric Power, Council for Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Energy Conservation Center of Tokyo, Energy Data and Modelling Center, Federation of Electric Power Companies in Japan, Fuel Cell Commercialization Conference of Japan, Fuel Cell Development Information Center, Global Nuclear Fuel, Global Water Resources and Water for Agricultural Use in Japan, Green Power, Hachimantai Geothermal, Heat Pump & Thermal Storage Technology Center, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Hokkaido Electric Power, Hokuriku Electric PowerInstitute of Applied Energy, Institute of Energy Economics, International Center for Water Hazard and Risk Management, International Superconductivity Technology Center, J Power, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan Atomic Industrial ForumJapan Atomic Power, Japan Coal Energy CenterJapan Commission on Large Dams, Japan Education Center of Environmental Sanitation, Japan Electric Power Information Center, Japan Electrical Safety & Environment Technologies Laboratory, Japan Energy Conservation Handbook, Japan Heat Service Utilities Association, Japan Institute of EnergyJapan Nuclear Cycle Development InstituteJapan Nuclear Fuel, Japan Nuclear Technology Institute, Japan Sewage Works Association, Japan Water Agency, Water Works Association, Japanese Society of Energy and Resources, Kansai Electric Power, Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute, Kyushu Electric Power, Ministry of the Environment, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, New Energy Foundation, Nippon Nuclear Fuel DevelopmentNuclear Fuel Industries, Nuclear Fuel TransportNuclear Waste Management Organization of Japan, Okinawa Electric Power, Public Works Research Institute, Radiation Effects Research Organization, Radioactive Waste Management Funding and Research Center, Sewerage in Tokyo, Shikoku Electric Power, Thermal and Nuclear Power Engineering Society, Tohoku Electric Power, Tokyo Bureau of Waterworks, Tokyo Electric Power, ViscasWater Re-use Promotion Center