ABB presents the digital grid of the future at CEPSI 2018
ABB Ability™-based digital innovations will be a game-changer in shaping power systems of the future
ABB has presented its latest ABB Ability™-based technology solutions at CEPSI 2018 which runs from September 17-21, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. CEPSI is a leading bi-annual electricity-supply conference in East Asia and the Western Pacific region, and ABB is a platinum sponsor this year.
According to the World Energy Council, global demand for energy continues to grow, with Southeast Asia and the Middle East expected to be among the world’s fastest growing regions. Energy demand in Southeast Asia is projected to increase by almost two-thirds by 2040.
The World Energy Outlook (WEO) attributes two key drivers influencing energy demand in the regions, namely robust economic growth and rapid urbanization.
Southeast Asia’s economy is expected to triple in size while urban population alone is estimated to rise by 150 million people by 2040.
Apart from delivering immediate needs for connectivity to people in remote areas and ensuring an energy mix that balances economic, social and environmental essentials, investments in technologies for power systems of the future are necessary to take the region forward.
Highlights from ABB’s showcase include solutions that can enable digitalisation and enhance the grid, in line with this year’s conference theme, “Re-imagining utility of the future.” ABB will demonstrate digital solutions that increase grid reliability and eco-efficiency.
Also on display are automation and control solutions like ABB Ability Network Manager and asset lifecycle management solutions such as ABB Ability™ Ellipse that are all helping to shape the internet of things (IOT) for the grid.
“The utility of the future is being shaped by the changing energy mix and influx of renewables, as well as new demand loads. Digitalization is a key enabler behind this grid transformation, and CEPSI is an important forum of experts to present new innovations and technology,” said Venu Nuguri, ABB’s Lead division head for Power Grids in South Asia, Middle East and Africa.
“ABB’s showcase of innovative solutions reinforces the company’s focus on being a partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid.”