Shigeru Bando / Visiting Associate Professor / Division of Environmental Studies
Department of Human and Engineered Environment Studies / / Feasibility study of demand response in Japan

Career Summary
2000: Graduated from Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo
2005: Received Ph.D. from University of Tokyo
2005: Research associate, University of Tokyo
2008: Project Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo
2010-Present: Research Scientist, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, CRIEPI
2015-Present: Visiting Associate Professor, University of Tokyo
Educational Activities
Graduate school: Environmental Economics
Undergraduate School: Environmental and Energy Strategy
Research Activities
Feasibility study on demand response in Japan:
Power systems contain a mechanism to maintain a balance between supply and demand. In the future, a large amount of renewable energy resources such as solar power and wind power generation will be connected to the power system, Thus, it is necessary to prepare additional resources to maintain this balance, such as energy-storage and demand-side resources, because predicting the output of variable generators is very difficult. The demand response should maintain a balance between the supply and demand using the demand-side resources.
My research includes overseas case surveys1), the study of technical potential applications in Japan2),3), and a feasibility study from an economic viewpoint4).
1) S. Bando, H. Asano, A. Kaneda, T. Nakano: "The current status of utilization of demand-side resources for ancillary services in the U.S.," CRIEPI Report(Y14011), (2015).
2) H. Kikuchi, H. Asano, S. Bando: "Load Frequency Control by Commercial Air Conditioners Power Consumption Control with Large Penetration of Renewable Energy Generation," IEEJ Trans. on Power And Energy, Vol.135(4), 233-240 (2015).
3) M. Takahashi, T. Ueno, S. Bando, A. Kurosaki, T. Koyanagi, T. Noma: "Field Experiment of Demand Responsive Load Control in Office Buildings in Summer and Winter: Analysis of Load Reduction Impact and Customers' Acceptance," IEEJ Trans. on Power And Energy, Vol.134(8), 702-715 (2014).
4) H. Yamamoto, S. Bando, M. Sugiyama, Y. Watanabe: "An Evaluation of a Power Generation System with Photovoltaic and Wind Power using a Multi-Mode Power Generation Mix Model," IEEJ Trans. on Power And Energy, Vol.134(9), 799-810 (2014).
Other Activities
Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ)
Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME)
Japan Society of Energy and Resources (JSER)
Japan Institute of Energy (JIE)
International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE: Conseil International des Grands Reseaux Electriques)
Future Plan
As the introduction rate of renewable energy into the power system increases, the phenomena occurring in the system will continue to change. These include voltage deviancy in distribution systems, frequency regulation resource shortages, and surplus generation from solar panels. On the other hand, the lead time for the introduction of new technology cannot be ignored, because the power system is a huge system. A future study challenge is determining the optimal measures in anticipation of the future penetration rate of renewable energy resources.
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