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GE Optimizing Power and Production at Japan Plant

Feb. 26, 2015
The Tohoku factory will be the first in Japan equipped with three kinds of energy-saving power systems.

General Electric is contributing a project to optimize production and while cutting energy costs to create the “Future Disaster-Proof Factory Plan.” 

The factory belongs to Japanese home builder Sekisui House. It's being outfitted using a state-of-the-art energy storage system, a gas-powered cogeneration system, and an LED-powered lighting system. The goal, to optimize electricity consumption during normal operating hours, while achieving economic efficiency and higher environmental standards.

The Tohoku factory will be the first in Japan equipped with three kinds of energy-saving power systems.

Read more about energy concepts on American Machinist.

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