ABB at Cigré 2012 - Shaping a stronger, smarter and greener power grid

Palais des Congrès, Porte Maillot, Paris, France from August 27 - 31, 2012

The power sector is currently witnessing the most significant changes in recent history. We are moving from a centralized, mainly carbon-based world to more distributed, low-carbon energy sources. This transition brings challenges such as integration of intermittent renewables, grid flexibility, reliability, efficiency, and power quality.

Conversely, the ability to manage demand patterns and balance supply with demand is improving as the power system adapts to multi-directional energy and communication flow. Monitoring systems are becoming more sophisticated and able to handle complex functions. This evolution will bring flexibility, reliability, more intelligence and the ability to manage power networks effectively.

ABB technologies are at work around the world, helping to address the challenge of balancing rising demand for power with increasing concern for the environment. ABB products, systems and service solutions cover the entire value chain from generation, transmission and distribution through to end use, delivering power more efficiently and with lower environmental impact.

ABB technologies are playing a central role in the optimization of electricity generation and the evolution of a greener, stronger and smarter power grid.

With a 125 year heritage of technology and innovation and a presence in over 100 countries, ABB continues to shape the grid of the future, delivering power and productivity for a better world.

Read more about what ABB is presenting at Cigré 2012.

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