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Source: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
MHPS: Second Commercial-use MEGAMIE System Begins Operations at HAZAMA ANDO Technical Research Institute
Supplying Clean Power with Low CO2 Emissions

- Supporting an energy management system with low-CO2 distributed power generation and self-consignment
- Switch to CO2-free hydrogen fuel planned for the future

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Apr 9, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) received an order in April 2019(1) from HAZAMA ANDO CORPORTION for MEGAMIE(2), its pressurized hybrid power system combining a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) with a micro gas turbine (MGT). This was the second such order for a commercial application. This system has now been delivered to the HAZAMA ANDO Technical Research Institute in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, and operation has commenced. This MEGAMIE system is being used as a next-generation distributed power supply system to support the "HAZAMA ANDO Next-Generation Energy Project," a nationally backed project aimed at curbing CO2 emissions.


MEGAMIE (Source : HAZAMA ANDO CORPORATION)


Next-Generation Distributed Power Plant in HAZAMA ANDO Technical Research Institute (Source : HAZAMA ANDO CORPORATION)


This second commercial-use MEGAMIE system uses city gas as fuel, supplying clean power and heat with low CO2 emissions for the Next-Generation Energy Project. HAZAMA ANDO plans to switch to hydrogen fuel with zero CO2 emissions in the future. This system will have a power generation facility combining cogeneration equipment incorporating a gas engine capable of utilizing a hydrogen fuel mixture with large-capacity sodium-sulfur batteries, and will support a planned energy supply.

The Next-Generation Energy Project is a power interchange verification project for in-house electricity generation utilizing distributed power sources with low CO2 emissions, and supplied to the company's business locations through a self-consignment system. In August 2018, the project was adopted by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) as the year's "First Leading Project for Sustainable Buildings".(3)

The first commercial-use MEGAMIE system commenced operations in February 2019 as an in-house cogeneration facility for Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.'s Marunouchi Building in Tokyo. It has continued to operate stably, contributing to the realization of a low-carbon society. This second system will support efforts to lessen the environmental load in energy supplies linked across business locations.

Going forward, MHPS will continue to actively promote the widespread adoption of commercial and industrial-use fuel cells as a solution to challenges facing Japan and world, including ensuring a stable energy supply and curbing global warming. We will also work to further enhance the performance and convenience of MEGAMIE system, and contribute to the type of energy generation best suited to realizing a decarbonized society.

(1) See the press release regarding the order (April 25, 2019):
MHPS Receives Order from HAZAMA ANDO CORP. for "MEGAMIE" Hybrid Power Generation System
(2) See the following website for further information on the features of MEGAMIE:
Fuel Cells
(3) Japan's MLIT partially subsidizes the costs for leading housing and building projects that incorporate advanced technologies for energy savings or CO2 reductions.

About Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS), headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, is a joint venture formed in February 2014 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Hitachi, Ltd. integrating their operations in thermal power generation systems and other related businesses. MHPS today ranks among the world's leading suppliers of equipment and services to the power generation market, backed by 100 billion yen in capital and approximately 20,000 employees worldwide. The Company's products include GTCC (gas turbine combined-cycle) and IGCC (integrated coal gasification combined-cycle) power plants, gas/coal/oil-fired (steam) power plants, boilers, generators, gas and steam turbines, geothermal power plants, AQCS (air quality control systems), power plant peripheral equipment, digital solutions and solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFC).

For more information, please visit www.mhps.com.

Source: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.

Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Energy
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