Hiroshi Asano / Visiting Professor / Division of Environmental Studies
Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies / / Energy systems analysis

Career Summary
1984: Graduated from Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo
1984: Received MS, University of Tokyo
1993: Received Ph.D. from University of Tokyo
1984: Researcher, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, CRIEPI
1988: Visiting Scholar, Stanford University
1993: Associate Professor, University of Tokyo
2005: Professor, University of Tokyo
2010: Director, Socio-Economic Research Center, CRIEPI
2011-Present: Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo
2012-Present: Deputy Associate Vice President, CRIEPI
2014-Present: Guest Professor, Waseda University

Educational Activities
Graduate school:Environmental economics
Research Activities
We investigate technical issues related to smart grids.
- Demand side management (1983-2000): We conducted a theoretical study of demand side management (DSM) to solve power load leveling problems, and the basis of DSM implementation for electric power utilities was proposed.
- Electricity market and consignment charge (1990-Present): Theoretical studies are being conducted on the consignment service charge and power trading associated with the deregulation of electric power.
- Control, operation, and planning methods for distributed energy systems (2000-2010): This work included the development of control, operation, and planning techniques for distributed energy systems such as micro-grids utilizing renewable energy.
- Smart grids and demand response (2005-Present): This included the construction and operation of smart grids, which will be the core of the next-generation energy systems for a low-carbon society.
1) Y. Hashimoto, H. Asano, S.Bando, Economic analysis of flexible reserve for large penetration of renewable energy, 6th International Conference on Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources (IRED), Kyoto, November 2014.
2) H. Asano, H. Okamoto, A. Yokoyama, Japanese market reform with inter-regional operation, complete retail liberalization and unbundling of the transmission and distribution sector, CIGRE, Paris, August 2014.
3) M. Takagi, N. Tagashira, H. Asano, EV Charging Schedule for Load Leveling by Non-linearly-distributed Start Time, IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2013.

Other Activities
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ)
Japan Society of Energy and Resources (JSER)
International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)
International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE)
Future Plan
Theoretical research and the social implementation of next-generation energy systems, which utilize renewable energy sources for electricity and demand-side resources, will be conducted in collaboration with the government, local government, and energy industry.
Messages to Students
The students who belong to this laboratory conduct research in the Central Research Institute of the Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI). They can perform advanced and practical research in a wide range of research areas of CRIEPI. In order to benefit from the lectures offered at the Kashiwa campus, they can study in the laboratory there. Our goal is to study next-generation energy systems from the dual perspectives of technology and economics, and to foster talented human resources that will solve global issues.