Japan: Can social networking help avert an energy crisis?

May 28, 2011 at 2:31 am

The loss of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant has pushed that nation’s electric grid to the brink. Rolling blackouts immediately followed the plant outage after the earthquake and tsunami. Spirited energy conservation efforts by the socially conscious Japanese population has kept the lights on so far.

But more must be done soon. Rolling blackouts will once again loom when summer heat strikes in June. Japan has lost more than 20% of its electricity generation capacity, leaving the nation far short of its normal summer requirements.

So eMeter is launching a voluntary effort: Can we help Japan curb peak demand through social networking?…

Full story: Japan energy crisis: Can social networking help?

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Entry filed under: demand response, Japan, Reliability, Twitter.

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