Tohoku Electric Power awarded EEI’S 2017 International Edison Award
Tohoku Electric Power received the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI’s) 2017 International Edison Award, the electric power industry’s most prestigious honour. A panel of former energy company chief executives selected Tohoku Electric Power for the annual award from a group of distinguished finalists.
Tohoku Electric Power earned the International Edison Award for its Shin-Sendai Thermal Power Station Replacement project. After a 2011 earthquake severely damaged the Shin-Sendai Thermal Power Station, the plant commenced commercial operation ahead of schedule. Additionally, the effort to rebuild has contributed to revitalisation and development in local communities affected by the earthquake. Tohoku Electric Power’s work has reduced fuel costs and emissions and also has improved efficiency.
Tom Kuhn, EEI President, said, “Tohoku Electric Power’s exemplary effort to rebuild the Shin-Sendai Thermal Power Station demonstrates our industry’s commitment to customers and local communities throughout the world. Not only does this project reduce emissions significantly, it also created jobs that revitalised the local community.”