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Meidensha received a certificate of appreciation from Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc currently known as Tohoku Electric Power Network Co., Inc. for contributions to the restoration of the Okuma Substation, which suffered damage due to the Great East Japan Earthquake. The certificate of appreciation was awarded for supplying substation equipment and working to complete restoration for the Okuma Substation in Fukushima Prefecture, which was a substation owned by Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. that was damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 2011. The construction has been completed at the Okuma Substation on June 2018, and the operation was recommenced.
The Okuma Substation in Okuma City, Fukushima Prefecture, is located about 2 km from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. In addition to being located in difficult-to-return area with a high radiation dose, Okuma Substation was the only substation that was suspended from restoration work at a total of 75 affected substations in four prefectures of Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima because of decrease in electricity demand associated with the evacuation of neighboring local residents. However, once an intermediate waste storage facility started operations as an interregional decontamination work began in both Okuma town and Futaba town, the Okuma Substation also needed an urgent restoration to supply power to them, and that we were required to work in a short construction period.
We therefore proposed a compact container cubicle-type substation, as positioning switchboards and switches inside containers saves space compared to installing individual devices, and installation of containers reduces the on-site labor required for wiring and checking. In this way, we were able to work efficiently in the restricted area within a limited period of time, as well as to suppress radiation doses to workers even when working in a difficult-to-return area.
The cubicle-type compact substation that was delivered to Okuma Substation on this occasion was a new proposal that arose through animated exchange of opinions with Tohoku Electric Power Co., Ltd. (currently Tohoku Electric Power Network Co., Inc.) in order to overcome various restrictions and conditions. Unlike conventional proposals to install individual devices, by amalgamating devices in a single unit, we expect to benefit from a range of advantages including reduced costs and shorter delivery times.
Going forward, we continue to contribute to realize a more prosperous future society through active communication with customers and original ideas not bound by precedent.
Ship the whole container on the flatbed of a truck.