Development Fields and Business Domains
Energy Management Systems

Energy Management Systems

Supporting the creation of a low-carbon society

It is crucial that we use the world's limited energy resources as efficiently as possible in order to create a low-carbon society. SEC is responding to society's needs in this area by working to develop smart charging systems and energy management systems.

Smart charging systems

Electric vehicles (EV) are set to play a key role for a low-carbon society in the future, and to build. EV charging infrastructure will be vital to encourage the uptake. However, the electricity supply volume and capacity of electrical facilities could be a problem when a large numbers of vehicles attempt to recharge at a similar time like after the work. This means the electricity charging systems must be smart enough to balance the needs of all the cars in large car parks or facilities.
Our smart charging systems are based on the results of a METI field test in which SEC participated. We have already installed a system for a local government and we have teamed up with other companies to drive further development of the smart charging system business.
Our smart charging systems do more than just recharging EV batteries, they also provide users with cloud-based services such as billing, recharging updates, available recharging stations, and car-sharing schemes.

Energy management systems

SEC is taking part in a low-carbon society demonstration project in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture. The project is to assess whether the business community can move to a low-carbon society. Project participants are developing technologies to optimize energy use and measure its impact in commercial facilities. Especially, by developing energy demand forecasting engines using solar power and capacity data, we are building electricity and heat energy management systems that operate anytime and everywhere. We are contributing on an effort to rapidly create a low-cost, low-carbon society by providing various cloud-based reporting for energy usage, demand forecast and battery storage conditions.