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Pioneering Technologies

Pioneering spirit and commitment to purposeful innovation

We are technology leaders at the forefront of evolving the world’s future energy system. Our innovative technologies help to increase access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy that’s vital for society to prosper and progress. Consumers needs and lifestyles are also evolving, and our forward-looking technologies help to make the energy system more resilient, secure and safe.

Electricity will be the backbone of the carbon-neutral future and together, with customers and partners, we are co-creating solutions that are helping to accelerate the energy transition. Customers count on our technologies to help them to integrate huge volumes of renewable energy into the world’s grids and manage increasingly levels of complexity; and our technologies are also instrumental to the electrification of transportation, industry and buildings sectors.

Recognized as pioneers for more than a century, we bring a mindset of anticipating future needs to ensure that customers succeed in their goals. We believe that diversity plus collaboration results in great innovation. As we drive towards a carbon-neutral future, our teams are continuously innovating and inspire action to deliver economic, environmental and social value for generational impact.

We are solving a fundamental societal problem to bring affordable, reliable and sustainable energy to people.

Gerhard Salge, Chief Technology Officer

Record-breaking technologies

Enabling the exchange of renewable energy between Norway and Germany with the world’s longest international HVDC VSC interconnector.

Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Connecting the world’s largest offshore windfarm to 6 million homes in the UK, using high-voltage direct current (HVDC).

Oman Electricity Transmission Company

One of the first utility communication networks to be based on Quantum-Safe end-to-end encryption for cybersecurity

Electric Reliability Council of Texas

Enabling the first electricity day-ahead market in the world to co-optimize energy, ancillary services and congestion revenue rights. 

Interlinking China’s grid to bring clean power to 12 million people using the world’s most powerful UHVDC converter transformer – 1,100 kV.

Transmitting clean hydroelectric power supply to 90 million people in India with the world’s first multi-terminal UHVDC (800kV) transmission link.

GIS Substation

Located in the heart of Zurich, the first high voltage gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) installation with eco-efficient gas mixture.

Sutong Project Transmission Line

Transmitting power from West to East China using the world’s first UHV Gas-Insulated Line (GIL) under the Yangtze River.

SIMCOA Operations

Improving human and environmental safety with the world’s first internal power transformer robotic inspection service in Australia. 

Topacio, Equatorial Guinea

We introduced the world’s first commercial subsea transformer – power transmission, operational since 1999.

Case Studies

Together, with our customers and partners, we deliver success across the energy system.

Our heritage and pioneering approach

Our Heritage

Pioneering approach