ABB shares opinions on energy development at Global Energy Interconnection forum

Beijing, March 30, 2016

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, participated in the ongoing Global Energy Interconnection (GEI) forum in Beijing and discussed its understanding on the trend of global energy development. ABB also shared its advanced power solutions and applications for smart grid construction at the event, in the wish to help build a more efficient, intelligent, sustainable and green energy structure in China.

Embracing the theme of “Global Energy Interconnection - To Meet the Global Power Demand with Clean and Green Alternatives”, the Global Energy Interconnection forum 2016 is co-hosted by State Grid Corporation of China, International Energy Administration, Edison Electric Institute, and Caring for Climate. The forum aims to gather governments, organizations, research institutions and energy enterprises for discussions and communications to further promote the development of global energy interconnection.

At the forum, ABB shared its opinion on the trend of global energy development as well as its experience in Ultra-high-voltage (UHV), grid interconnection, and energy storage with industry experts and policy-makers. ABB also showcased a number of successful solutions in enabling grid to be more intelligent and with more renewables integrated.

“In the background of global energy structure change, big shifts are also taking place in power grids industry,” Claudio Facchin, President of Power Grids division of ABB Group, said at the forum. “We need to innovate our offerings to meet the new demands in the industry, including multi-directional power flows, need for better power quality, greener grids, interconnections, and asset management. This is also highlighted in ABB’s ‘Next Level’ strategy.”

When addressing the highlights that will drive the power industry forward, Facchin commented that renewables would grow continually along with the need for upgrades to support grid and system stabilization, and development in smart grids would require more integration of distributed generation and grid automation, including asset management. Also, microgrids and fleet grid management are also areas to pay attention to.

As a global leader in automation and power technologies, ABB offers a portfolio that covers the entire power value chain, including power products, systems, solutions, services and consultation. With the most advanced power technologies and rich vertical expertise and engineering experiences accumulated around the globe, ABB has deep and insightful understandings of the energy industry and its developing trend.

In China, ABB has been leveraging its technology leadership and global landscape to support the construction of a safer, more efficient and greener state grid in China with its customers and partners. In 2015, ABB participated in three ±800kV UHVDC projects, namely the Lingzhou-Shaoxing line, the Jiuquan-Hunan line and the Shanxi-Nanjing line and actively supported the construction of China’s next-generation smart substation and development of renewable integration with reliable products and advanced technologies.

ABB is a leading global technology company in power and automation that enables utility, industry, and transport & infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people. ABB has a full range of business activities in China, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and services, with 18,000 employees, 40 local companies, and an extensive sales and service network across 147 cities.

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