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.
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|
|✔ ・Applied specialist skills on EEE|
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. Note that there is NO guided tour in this year.
|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||Japanese electrical facility technical requirements, generation and distribution||Reading and understanding of chapter 3: 3.1-3.3|
|Class 5||Electric line, power security communication equipment, Electric railway||Reading and understanding of chapter 3: 3.4-3.7|
|Class 6||Electricity rate and utility accounting||Reading and understanding of chapter 6|
|Class 7||International standard, Standard specifications, Term Examination||Reading and understanding of chapter 3: 3.8, chapter 4 and 5|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
"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.