Hitachi Commences Demonstration Site for Japan-U.S. Island Grid Project in Hawaii

Hawaii, December 17, 2013 – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced that it has begun operations on the demonstration site for the Japan-U.S. Island Grid Project on the Maui Island, Hawaii, in collaboration with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (“NEDO”), Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (“Mizuho Bank”) and Cyber Defense Institute, Inc. (“Cyber Defense Institute”)