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Ⅰ Principal Research Results

Promotive Subjects

A.Cost Reduction and Ensuring Reliability

[Diagnosis and life evaluation of power delivery apparatus]

[Maintenance and management of light water reactors]

[Gas turbine hot gas path parts maintenance technology]

[Advanced diagnosis technology for components in aged thermal power plants]

[Maintenance technology of electric facilities based on risk management approach]

B. Creation of Integrated Energy Service

[Comprehensive evaluation for diffusion effects of distributed power generation]

[Design of demand area network]

[Development of SiC power diodes]

C. Harmonization of Energy and Environment

[Analyses of countermeasure and CDM devised to deal with global warming]

[Development of prediction method and countermeasure against global warming]

[Clarification of trace elements behavior and their risks]

[Development of metallic fuel and pyro-process fuel cycle]

[Assessment of biological effects of low-level radiation]

[Establishment of advanced pulverized coal combustion technology]

[Effective utilization of biomass energy]

Base Research Subjects

1. Socio-economy

[Support for management strategies]

[Clarification of management environments]

2. Environment

[Measures to regional environmental problems]

[Coexistence with the environment]

3. Power Delivery

[Cost reduction and ensuring reliability of power delivering]

[Harmonization of power delivery apparatus systems and society]

[Development of new technology of transmission facilities]

4. Nuclear

[Improvement of economics and reliability of LWR power generation]

[Concept of advanced reactors]

5. Fossil Fuel Power Generation

[Diversification and clean utilization of fossil fuels]

[Improving the efficiency of thermal power generation]

6. New Energy

[Utilization of natural and unutilized energy]

7. Information and Communication

[Utilization of communication networks]

8. Construction and Preservation of Electric Facilities

[Measures against natural disasters]

[Rationalization of construction and maintenance of electric facilities]

9. Advanced Basic Technologies

[Computer science]


[Material science]


[High temperature super conductivity]

[Laser and plasma science]

Ⅱ Principal New Equipments in Fiscal 2003

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