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Roppongi Hills to provide electrical power to TEPCO

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Mori Building Co Ltd said Wednesday that it will pass on electrical power from the generation facilities in Roppongi Hills operated by Roppongi Energy Service Co, a Mori Building subsidiary, to Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) out of concern over the power supply shortage stemming from the Tohoku Region Earthquake.

Roppongi Hills is supplied with electrical power onsite from its own energy plant. The plant uses municipal gas as fuel and can therefore provide an extremely stable supply of power without being affected by electricity restrictions.

Mori Building will provide electrical power to TEPCO, as power capacity is freed up through power saving measures taken at Roppongi Hills (Mori Building) and through the cooperation of corporate tenants and residents in saving electricity.

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Most interesting. Never would have thought they had their own energy plant.

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They should be given bicycles to power their own facility.

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Their own energyplants? wow, didnt know that.

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Really? Mori said this yesterday? I doubt it, I wonder why they didn't say that they have actually been doing this for the last 3 months and mentioning the fact on the monitor screens around the building!

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They have their own power plant?! That IS impressive, and very surprising! Why weren't those guys involved with planning Japan's power future?

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Roppongi Hills is supplied with electrical power onsite from its own energy plant. The plant uses municipal gas as fuel and can therefore provide an extremely stable supply of power without being affected by electricity restrictions.

I suggest the guy who wrote this hang out with some gaijin down the street....

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Yah for CO2

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The amount of energy that they can supply is minuscule in the scheme of things so why is this news?

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They should be able to supply enough electric to run the coffee machines in the Diet Building so that the opposition can be comfortable while trying to get , respectively Kan to quit.

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That's impressive!

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Roppongi Hills will shut down their vending machines so that others can keep theirs on. What a bunch o' bull.

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I went to Roppongi Hills once.

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All large buildings with flat roofs should (by local ordinance) have to be able to supply a percentage of power used in the building by solar or wind power.As Tokyoites start passing out from the intense summer heat this year that thought might result in some future action.........?

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Some real facts:-

The Mori-owned complex uses ¥10 billion-worth (US$125 million) of gas turbines, generators and kerosene to meet the needs of its 20,000 workers and 2,000 residents.

And then some.

The system allows Roppongi Hills to create an electricity excess sufficient to power well more than 1,000 homes daily, which is shunted off to TEPCO as it struggles with the Fukushima cleanup operation.

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I am pretty sure there are a lot of other companies around that have secretly built their own power stations. Smart cats.

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Don't need to be secretly.

Like with hospitals, hotels, etc if you provide/guarantee a service you need to guarantee that it is there. So many unused backup generators out there that can be used besides emergencies.

Imagine if TDR got hit with a Blackout and hundreds if not thousands of patrons got stuck in the dark, of course they do generate their own power to cover those eventualities.

Same way that JR, major banks, etc also generate most of their own power or atleast got enough backup power to keep going in case of a disruption.

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This plant is safe right? Next thing I hear is The Big One finally hits Tokyo and Roppongi Hills has a catastrophic liquid gas explosion that obliterates all the rich people.

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The amount of energy that they can supply is minuscule in the scheme of things so why is this news?

"News" happens to be "information about recent events or happenings" The supply of electricity by Roppongi is significant and indeed this scheme might serve as an example like Zenny11 mentioned.

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I imaging there are many buildings with generating capacity for disaster recovery purposes. The problem of course is having the capability to switch over and feed the grid.

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Gas turbines are a good way to create power, so this is a good idea.

As far as giving people bicycles to power stuff, I suggest that all TV sets be powered by bicycles - you wanna watch, you gotta pedal.....

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Jason Lok, unless Im mistaken I believe Tokyo municipal gas is not pumped to the city in its liquid form.

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