I. Electricity is energy which is essential in supporting our modern lives and industries based on the advanced technology. Society's dependence on electricity is increasing, and the scale of Japan's electricity business is at a globally high level. Students will learn more about the operation and management of such electric power facilities and the administration of electricity businesses, along with legal regulations concerning electricity businesses and facilities.
II. Students will learn the humankind history of the electricity business and its present state, the emergence of legal regulations concerning electricity and their changes over time, the Electricity Business Act, technical standards related to electric equipment, an overview of other legal regulations concerning electricity, and methods of operating and managing electricity facilities.
III. In this course, students will learn more about the operation and management of such electric power facilities and about the electricity business itself, and will understand main issues of legal regulations concerning electricity businesses and facilities.
IV. The completion of this course is required to obtain the national license for Chief Electricity Engineer without taking the nation examination.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. Understand the summary history of the electricity business of Japan.
2. Understand the changes of legal regulations concerning the electricity business, and the details of the Electricity Business Act currently in force.
3. Understand the responsibilities and work of a Chief Electricity Engineer and the attitude required.
4. Understand technical standards related to electric equipment.
5. Understand the operation of electrically powered equipment, maintenance in practice (facility management), and the energy situation in Japan.
Corresponding educational goals are:
(1) Specialist skills Fundamental specialist skills
(4) Applied skills (inquisitive thinking and/or problem-finding skills) Organization and analysis
(7) Skills acquiring a wide range of expertise, and expanding it into more advanced and other specialized areas
Electricity Business Act, facility management, Chief Electricity Engineer, technical standards related to electric equipment, electrically powered equipment, electrical safety, renewable energy
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
First, the instructor will present the course of development of the electricity business with the aid of diagrams and images. Then, he will explain what kind of legal regulations govern the electricity business. Further, he will explain the technical standards related to electric equipment, which has been called the constitution for electricity engineers. Finally, he will explain the operation of electrically powered equipment, management in practice, and the energy situation in Japan. A test to check attainment level will be given for the last half of the last day.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Organization of electricity industry legal regulation and current state of electricity industry||Reading and understanding of chapter 1 of the textbook|
|Class 2||Laws and ordinances for electricity industry||Reading and understanding of chapter 2: 2.1-2.4|
|Class 3||Laws concerning electricity engineers||Reading and understanding of chapter 2: 2.5-2.9|
|Class 4||Midterm evaluation, Guided tour of electric facilities||Ultra and high-voltage facilities|
|Class 5||Japanese electrical facility technical requirements, generation and distribution||Reading and understanding of chapter 3: 3.1-3.3|
|Class 6||Electric line, power security communication equipment, Electric railway||Reading and understanding of chapter 3: 3.4-3.7|
|Class 7||Electricity rate and utility accounting||Reading and understanding of chapter 6|
|Class 8||International standard, Standard specifications, Term Examination||Reading and understanding of chapter 3: 3.8, chapter 4 and 5|
"Electrical power equipment management and Electricity utility laws" (Japanese) published by IEEJ is used for textbook.
"Electrical power equipment management and Electricity utility laws" (Japanese) published by IEEJ
The summary and quiz for every lecture are prepared on OCWi and Handbook.
Students' course scores are based on midterm evaluation(40%), and final exams (60%).
You are strongly advised to take High voltage engineering and Power engineering 1 and 2.
You are recommended to finish this course if you intend to get the national qualification of chief electrical engineer.
When the specific conditions are satisfied, you can get it without taking state examination.