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Tokyo is using smart-city technologies to become a ‘smart-energy city’

Andrew Killeen Consultant, Custom Research

"Tokyo is using smart-city technologies to develop into a 'smart-energy city.'"

There are two key motives underpinning Japan's smart-city projects: improving energy security and efficiency; and showcasing advanced technology. In Tokyo, smart-city projects have introduced energy efficiency solutions, including high efficiency systems, electric vehicles and local power storage.

This case study provides:

  • an introduction to Tokyo's smart-city strategy
  • insights into the key motives for deploying a smart city
  • an outline of smart-city services
  • an overview of the key stakeholders
  • an overview of the funding mechanisms for smart city projects
  • key points, where applicable, on policy and regulation.