Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Nov 14, 2019

EIN ABB electrification 400ABB presented its electrification solutions that will allow customers to take full advantage of the trends that will accelerate the global market and drive the business’s profitability. During a media day in Bergamo, Italy, ABB highlighted these trends that will significantly impact electrification:

Digitalization – Demand for data is increasing, driven by the digital transformation of industries, processes, procurement, and services. By 2022, 75 percent of data will be processed outside of the originating core. In 2018 this was 10 percent, according to data from research firm Gartner.

Urbanization – Cities across the world are experiencing an accelerated population growth and associated infrastructure development. By 2040, about 6 billion people will be living in cities, compared to 4 billion in 2018, the United Nations estimates.

Shift to electricity – Electricity use is growing at two times the rate of any other form of energy. This is driven by new consumption modes, such as electric vehicles, advancing data centers, and enabled by more efficient use, integration of distributed generation, and energy storage. The International Energy Agency estimates that the share of electricity in the energy mix will rise to more than 30 percent in 2040, from 23 percent in 2018.

“These megatrends are creating high-growth pockets within the electrification market, such as data centers, electric mobility and commercial buildings, which we are well positioned to serve,” said Tarak Mehta, President of ABB’s Electrification business. “Our key goal is to deliver safe, smart and sustainable electrification for our customers and partners.”

ABB’s Electrification business is spending approximately 3 percent of annual revenues on research and development on core technology and new products, with a strong focus on digital solutions.

Among the product highlights participants could experience was NeoGear, ABB’s low-voltage switchgear, which was launched last month. It combines the innovative bus plate technology with the connectivity and digital smartness of the ABB Ability™ platform.

NeoGear is the safest option for operators with no exposure to live parts. It reduces the physical switchgear footprint by up to 25 percent, increases cooling efficiency to reduce heat losses by up to 20 percent, and reduces overall operational costs by up to 30 percent, due to more efficient condition monitoring.

Also on display was ABB’s solid-state circuit breaker concept, which will enable electrical grids to better keep up with the rapid growth of renewable energy sources and the shift towards electrification of transport – whether electric cars, buses, trucks or maritime vessels.

Developed in Bergamo, the ABB solid-state breaker concept works by replacing the traditional moving parts of an electro-mechanical circuit breaker with power electronics and advanced software algorithms that control the power and can interrupt extreme currents faster than ever before.


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Siemens CanadaWelcome to the Digital Enterprise Virtual Summit brought to you by Siemens

How quickly can you react to changing conditions and demands in your market? How can you ensure your production will run securely at any time in the future?

Industry’s digital and technological transformation is the answer for meeting today’s and tomorrow’s challenges and market needs.

With the right digitalization and automation solutions, expertise won from practical experience, and a partnership approach that benefits all involved parties.

To explore these possibilities, we’re bringing together top-level speakers, specialists and decision-makers from various industries and experts from Siemens to the Digital Enterprise Virtual Summit under the motto “Partnering for the next step.”   

This virtual summit will be an interactive digital event featuring first-hand experiences and success stories achieved with industrial digitalization and automation solutions, and cutting-edge technologies.

Join us on July 16 and learn from customers and experts how you can respond efficiently, flexibly and safely to the changing market environment.

To cover as many different time zones as possible, we offer two almost identical live sessions – you can also watch them on demand at your convenience:

Sessions runs from :  9:30 am to 2:15 pm ET (3:30 pm to 8:15 pm CEST)


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