Sato Yasuo

General Manager, Green by Digital Business Development Center, Control System Platform Division, Hitachi, Ltd.

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Director of the Energy Innovation Center of the Research and Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd.
In 1994, he completed his studies in the Graduate School of Engineering, Yokohama National University, and joined Hitachi, Ltd.. Posted to the Hitachi Research Institute, developed electric power system stabilization systems, and created electric power trading support systems. In 2008, he was sent overseas to Washington, DC. He participated in the establishment of research and development strategy for smart grids under green new deal policies. After his return to Japan, he resumed research and development. In 2013, he was appointed to his present position, in which he is responsible for the research themes: response to electricity deregulation, energy management, and electric power electronics application products.



The ideal form of energy system, particularly electric power systems that support data-driven society in Society 5.0 will be studied. The “Vision Goals”(proposals) of electric power systems which support Society 5.0 will be shared at the same time as efforts will be made to resolve technology challenges, policy, and system challenges which have been identified.
[Leaders of the research:Professor Yoshimura Shinobu (The University of Tokyo), Matsuoka Hideyuki (Hitachi)]