KAWASAKI, JAPAN—Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions Corporation (hereinafter, “Toshiba ESS”) today announced that it will reorganize its structure on April 1, 2022, to enhance energy aggregation businesses that Toshiba ESS is positioning as areas of growth in consideration of the accelerating shift towards the achievement of a carbon neutral society.
Toshiba ESS considers nuclear power, thermal power, hydropower and transmission and distribution businesses as base businesses, and renewable energy businesses, such as solar power and wind power, as well as hydrogen energy business, energy aggregation business that adjusts the demand and supply balance of electricity, and CCU/S business (CO2 Capture, Utilization and Storage) as growth businesses.
In the “6th Strategic Energy Plan,” which was published by the Japanese government last year, renewable energy is expected to become an important power source as the ratio will increase sharply to 36% - 38% by FY2030.
In this situation, Toshiba ESS is going to provide higher added value services for base businesses using digital technology based on our knowledge and technologies we have accumulated over the years. On the other hand, collaboration among various technologies and co-creation with other companies is required because market trends in these growth businesses, especially in renewable energy, VPP and hydrogen businesses, are changing sharply. Therefore, we urgently need to define our developing strategy and reorganize to quickly react to this situation.
As a result, the company reorganized the “Grid Aggregation Div.,” which is in charge of transmission and distribution, as well as renewable energy solutions, such as solar power and wind power; the “Hydrogen Energy Business Div.,” which is in charge of hydrogen energy; the newly established “Energy Aggregation Div.,” which will be in charge of renewable energy solutions, such as solar power, wind power, hydrogen energy business, and energy aggregation, such as VPP; and the “Grid Solution Div.,” which will be in charge of transmission and distribution.
Toshiba ESS is going to react to the rapidly changing market and customer needs by taking this opportunity to reorganize and provide new values through the fusion of cyber and physical technologies. The company will provide solutions for new social issues, such as carbon neutrality and infrastructure resilience, as “a company that is designing the future of energy.”
Shigehiro Kawahara, Vice President of the Energy Aggregation Div., says, “We are honored to be able to start a new structure of organization that contributes to increasing demands in the renewable energy market. Toshiba will continue to meet the needs of customers globally with our reliable experience and cutting-edge technologies, products and solutions in renewable energy.”