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First,Fukushima City is the capital city of
Fukushima Prefecture.
It is located about 270 kilometers from Tokyo,
Japan’s capital, which is about 80 minutes by
Shinkansen, and has developed as the gateway to
Tohoku.
Our beautiful city is also blessed with many hot
Springs and is a melting pot of nature, culture,
And industry.

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With the aim of reconstructing and recovering
from the nuclear disaster as soon as possible,
Fukushima City is working on decontamination work
to remove radioactive material in October 2011
ahead of other municipalities.

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residential decontamination has completed the
plan number of the city all district 92,006 cases
in until May 2016.
We are also carrying out decontamination at
locations including roads, ditches, agricultural
land, and forests near residences. As as result,
the air dose rate has decreased by 81%.

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In February 2015, Fukushima City established the Plan for
Promoting the Adoption of Renewable Energy in Fukushima City.
Its purpose is to promote the adoption of renewable energy and
provide direction and specific initiatives for implementation with
the aim of making Fukushima into an Advanced Environmental City.
The policy for the adoption of renewable energy has three parts:
The first is to leverage regional characteristics to increase the
energy self-sufficiency rate.
The second is to promote the spread of energy self-consumption
facilities.
The third is to clarify the roles of the city, citizens, and
business operators and work together in unity.
The plan also has three numerical targets.
The target energy self-sufficiency rate is 30% by FY2020, 40% by
FY2030, and 50% by FY2040.
The target penetration rate of energy self-consumption facilities
for public facilities is 20% by FY2020, 60% by FY2030, and 100% by
FY2040.
The target penetration rate of energy self-consumption facilities
for general housing is 13% by FY2020, 25% by FY2030, and 40% by
FY2040.
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I would like to explain the future vision to which Fukushima
City aspires.
As a result of the Great East Japan Earthquake and nuclear
disaster, Fukushima City suffered the effects of radiation, as
well as damage caused by harmful rumors concerning the
radiation, and found itself in an unparalleled predicament.
However, rather than simply restoring the pre-earthquake
environment, a new plan has been introduced and the city,
citizens, and business operators are now actively promoting the
adoption of renewable energy suited to the city's regional
characteristics.
We seek to reduce global warming; develop a low-carbon, recyclingoriented society with minimal environmental impact; recover from the
nuclear disaster; and revitalize the region. At the same time, we
are promoting town planning for resistance to disasters and
emergencies with the aim of creating a lively Advanced Environmental
City with an advanced level of local production for local
consumption based on safe and reliable energy. In this way, we will
contribute to the creation of a society that is not dependent on
nuclear power in the future.
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First, I will talk about the city's initiatives.
Fukushima City is installing solar power
generation equipment with storage cells at
designated evacuation centers such as schools on a
priority basis and promoting the expansion of
disaster prevention base functions and adoption of
renewable energy.
By systematically promoting the installation of
this equipment, our long-term target is to have it
installed at 100% of the facilities by 2040.

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Next I would like to look at the solar power
generation system subsidy program.
We are providing subsidies for the installation
of residential solar power generation systems to
promote the adoption of renewable energy in private
homes.
The subsidy amount is 30,000 yen per kilowatt
with an upper limit of four kilowatts or 120,000
yen.
We expect to receive around 600 applications
again this year.

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Next I will discuss small hydro power generation
equipment.
Nakagawa Suiryoku Co., Ltd., a local company,
donated a plastic hydraulic turbine and power
generator for installation.
The power output is 2.5 kilowatts, and the
electricity generated is used within the park.
The Village of Four Seasons is a public park that
welcomes many visitors from inside and outside the
city, and we are using it to raise awareness of
renewable energy and as a place for environmental
studies.

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Next, I will introduce a small hydro power generation
project utilizing a water supply facility.
The waterworks bureau will rent waterworks to a private
business operator for compensation, and the private business
operator will engage in a small hydro power generation
business.
The power output will be 115 kilowatts and the annual
power generation will be approximately 730,000 kilowatt
hours.
This will be equivalent to the usage of about 200 regular
households.
It was agreement entered into with operator in March 2016
and operations will be started in April 2018.

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Next is the waste power generation local
production for local consumption project.
Power generated from waste heat produced by
garbage incineration is used by the incineration
plant and recycling plant, and surplus power is
supplied to 71 municipal elementary and junior high
schools as part of our efforts to promote local
production of renewable energy for local
consumption.
Hot water is also supplied to nearby welfare
facilities.

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Fukushima City was authorized as a Next-Generation
Energy Park on October 30, 2015.
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s
Agency for Natural Resources and Energy authorizes
Next-Generation Energy Park plans to promote
understanding regarding future energy use in
harmony with the global environment by offering
more opportunities for citizens to actually see and
encounter sustainable energy and other types of
next-generation energy.
Learning opportunities for people from inside and
outside of the city, linking representative power
facilities and renewable energy-related facilities
throughout the city, enhance understanding of
energy issues and the features and usefulness of
renewable energy. This plan also includes sharing
information with many people about how Fukushima
City is proactively introducing renewable energy
and striving to become an Advanced Environmental
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