First and foremost, how would you say that ABB is contributing to driving the transition to a carbon neutral tomorrow, today?
During its 125 years of history, ABB has always been driving innovations. Today, we are the world leader in microgrids technology. Our main goal is to integrate more renewables into grids across the globe, thus being a main actor in driving the energy transition forward. We are continually working on lowering the carbon intensity across all our services and all our current implementations of the microgrid technology save fossil fuels every day.
Why are microgrids of crucial importance?
We’re currently witnessing a global trend in full swing, which is the rapid growth of renewables. This trend is driven by price reductions and the more decentralised nature of renewables. In both mature and emerging markets, renewables have taken leadership for the investment in power generation. The microgrid technology is the natural development to keep this trend growing, and to integrate more renewables into our power supply on and off grid. Renewables also have a different interaction with the grid and the consumer; this interaction needs to be managed as intelligently as possible, which modern microgrids do while improving system reliability.