Several Japanese companies are involved in the launch of a demonstration study for the Albuquerque, Business District Smart Grid Demonstration Project in the US.

The project was assigned by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), to be carried out as part of its Japan-U.S. Collaborative Smart Grid Demonstration Project.

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The demonstration study will continue for two years, ending in March 2014 and the Japanese companies involved are Shimizu Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, Sharp Corporation, Meidensha Corporation, Tokyo Gas, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Fuji Electric, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. and TheFurukawa Battery Co.

An opening ceremony for the demonstration facility took place in Albuquerque to mark the occasion, the many attendees including officials of New Mexico and the city of Albuquerque, the NEDO chairman, and presidents and executives of the nine participating Japanese companies.

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