More and more Japanese cities are signing up to the government’s National Resilience Programme, with decentralized renewable energy and microgrids coming more into favour.
The country was moved to focus more on city resiliency after the disastrous 2011 earthquake that left many urban areas in blackout. The result is more cities have a resilient model of generating and storing energy where it is used.
The Programme offers 3.72 trillion yen ($33.32bn) in funding each fiscal year to be distributed to local communities seeking to become more self-reliant and locally empowered.
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