Hironori Iwane is a corporate affiliate visiting fellow at Shorenstein APARC for 2009-10. Prior to joining Shorenstein APARC, he has worked at the Kansai Electric Power Company, Inc. (Kansai) since 2003. He has been responsible for management, technological development and technological investigation for substations. He has been engaged as a specialist in electrical engineering fields for domestic and overseas projects. He obtained his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Kyoto University.