The Challenge of Clearing the Path to Renewable Energy
- Clean Energy
- Corporate Purpose
每天，世界人口将增加约22* 1。按照这种速度，能源需求增加50％，由2050年的预测* 2。即使是现在，尽管有几十亿人没有用上电的人谁。在能源利用效率的提高，以及电力，必须更便宜，更可持续的方式生产。这意味着，可再生能源不能作为一种时尚，但为重点，以完善的，可持续的能源未来所接受。
― A movement is underway worldwide to bring renewable energy into the spotlight and reduce our reliance on traditional energy sources
Coal, oil, and natural gas still supply around four-fifths of the world’s energy. While sources such as wind, biomass, and solar are transitioning rapidly from curiosity to viability, they only account for about 26.2% of the electricity generated worldwide* 3。而可再生能源的发展还没有足够快断奶天下客化石燃料的人口增长和经济发展的驱动全球能源需求
Progress has, however, indeed been made in the development and marketability of renewable energy. From 2019 through 2024, capacity is forecast to expand by 1,200GW, essentially equal to the current installed power generation capacity of the US* 4。而从国际可再生能源机构（IRENA）2019年5月票据的报告集中太阳能，生物能源，陆上风电，水电和太阳能光伏发电在全球平均加权成本实现了两位数的年同比减少。
“As yet, the wind is an untamed and unharnessed force, and quite possibly one of the greatest discoveries hereafter to be made will be the taming and harnessing of it.”
-Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States* 5
Situated on the Tsugaru Plain in Aomori Prefecture adjacent to the Sea of Japan is Wind Farm Tsugaru, one of Japan’s largest on-shore wind power generation facilities. Commercial operation officially started on April 1, 2020. The site has 38 wind turbines turning to provide a capacity of 121.6MW, enough to power about 90,000 households. But the project, led by Green Power Investment Corporation Group, has been anything but a breeze, as the area is rich in nature and environmental considerations have proven extremely challenging.
风电场津轻代表了项目的所有方面采用尖端技术的主机的集合 - 从土木工程努力和风力涡轮机运输和安装，地下输配电线路和变电站的建设。与绿色电力投资集团公司的合作也有了，并且将继续是，该项目的成功至关重要。这也是关于操作的正确方法，这导致了系统的制定利益相关者之间冗长的讨论的产物。和期望比比皆是，该项目将不仅是振兴地方工业显著贡献;知识从设计到生产，引进，试验，和现场的强大的音量操作将成为受益风电产业整体向前发展。
― Yokogawa applies its vast experience in measurement and control technologies in support of progressive, dynamic, efficient operational support
Wind power generation plants combine products from multiple manufacturers, resulting in the existence of numerous measurement devices. This presents quite a test in terms of effectively managing electric power and substation information as well as operational status and time, alerts, and other information from wind power equipment. But Yokogawa is up to the task. Its real-time OS-based controller performs measurement and control functions in parallel. Based on information ranging from control signals to communications data collected from interfaces, it enables the monitoring of dispersed power generation equipment. And its industry-leading Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) operator interface integrates the various pieces, regardless of manufacturer. This enables remote monitoring, which leads to earlier detection of abnormalities, enhanced operational efficiency, and reduced operating costs.
Yokogawa is now looking at applying hints gleaned from big data analysis to the optimization of maintenance. It is also investigating the use of climate-related data in heightening power generation efficiency and formulating regional forecasts for energy demand as well as supply plans. And it is collaborating with information and communication companies and electrical device manufacturers to leverage advanced energy management technologies, remote control of energy resources, and integrated management in the construction of a new decentralized framework that functions as an integrated power plant (virtual power plant). To support the expansion of its use as a disaster-resistant, regional stand-alone energy system, Yokogawa is also pursuing storage battery and related technologies—all with the aim of driving the continued evolution of renewable energy.
“…there are clear indicators we are in the early stages of a global ‘Sustainability Revolution’ that has the magnitude of the Industrial Revolution and the speed of the Digital Revolution.”
“质量第一。开拓精神。贡献society.” These principles reflect the philosophy of company founder Dr. Tamisuke Yokogawa, and they permeate its activities even today. And while efforts to tackle challenges in a new business domain do not easily bear fruit, Yokogawa’s constant driving force—its purpose—is in its desire to make the world a better place. The company’s pioneering, aggressive co-innovation with its partners has facilitated the honing of its existing technologies and know-how. And the information technologies it has carefully crafted have helped take big data from simple information to valuable intelligence. Yokogawa’s unwavering desire to better society will likely contribute to a historic, global-scale transformation.
* 1：世界人口平衡 - 常见问题解答
* 3: C2ES (Center for Climate and Energy Solutions), Renewable Energy
* 4: International Energy Agency, Renewables 2019
* 6: Al Gore, Former Vice President of the United States, and David Blood, Investor, Joint Article, WIRED UK April 2018