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Features 26-04-2023

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World Earth Day focuses on collaboration for sustainable energy future

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Earth Day serves as a crucial reminder that we all have the power to contribute towards creating a sustainable future and combating the looming threat of climate change.

By Dr. Mostafa AlGuezeri

Earth Day serves as a crucial reminder that we all have the power to contribute towards creating a sustainable future and combating the looming threat of climate change. By taking proactive measures, we can make a significant impact and safeguard our planet for generations to come. Although climate change has already caused some adverse effects, we can still mitigate its impacts by taking positive actions today. With our collective efforts, we can reduce the severity of these consequences and create a more resilient environment for both the planet and human society.

Individuals do have a critical role to play in this battle. By making small but meaningful changes to our daily habits, such as reducing our energy consumption and waste, recycling, and using public transportation or electric vehicles, we can all contribute to a more sustainable future.

However, it is crucial for everyone to recognize that the energy transition is not something that can be achieved by one person, one company, or even one industry that matter. Rather, it requires a collaborative effort from all stakeholders across all sectors of the economy. Organizations, entrepreneurs, and stakeholders must come together and jointly work to take the necessary steps that will ensure a sustainable future for all.

As a technology leader in the energy industry, we at Hitachi Energy recognize our critical role in advancing the world's energy system to be more environmentally friendly, adaptable, and secure. We collaborate with customers and partners across all sectors and verticals of the economy all over the world to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral energy system that is sustainable, resilient, and secure through our products and services. 

For example, our High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technology is designed to improve efficiency and reduce losses in energy transmission, enabling the widespread use of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power.

Additionally, our power quality solutions help maintain the stability and reliability of the grid while integrating intermittent renewable energy sources. We also offer services and digitalization solutions that optimize energy utilities' operations and provide a more personalized experience to their customers.

We are also keen to play our part in this collaborative effort, working closely with our customers and stakeholders to enable a sustainable energy future for present and future generations. Our strategic sustainability plan, Sustainability 2030, outlines our commitments to act and drive business in a sustainable way. Through Sustainability 2030, we are advancing four key areas: Planet, People, Peace, and Partnerships, each with corresponding targets that align closely with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Although we acknowledge the numerous obstacles ahead of us in achieving the energy transition, we hold the belief that by working together, we can create a sustainable future for everyone. This is an issue where there are no dividing lines because the planet belongs to all of us, and we are all stakeholders in its survival.

At Hitachi Energy, we are proud to be leading the way toward a more sustainable future, and on this Earth Day, we invite everyone to join us in this important journey.

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