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Join us at Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2020 Tokyo Online

November 4-6, 2020

Putting the health and safety of stakeholders first in the ongoing pandemic, Hitachi has decided to host this year’s Hitachi Social Innovation Forum Tokyo as a virtual event. It will showcase Hitachi’s vision for the New Normal business environment through a diverse and compelling program featuring panel discussions, seminars and technology demos.

The Hitachi Group aims to realize a sustainable society under the New Normal by leveraging Social Innovation Business to improve people's Quality of Life and increase customers' social, environmental and economic value. In this context, Hitachi ABB Power Grids contributes to the program providing insights into energy transition and power systems for the future, covering topics such as the transformation of the grid, integrating renewables, digitalization and sustainability. Read more about our seminars and videos below and join us at the largest Hitachi Group event, November 4-6.

Powering Good for Sustainable Energy

November 4, 17:00 JST (09:00 CET)
Claudio Facchin
Hitachi ABB Power Grids

Join us to learn more about Hitachi ABB Power Grids and how we create value for customers, partners and society. We will cover what the global landscape for power systems looks like, as well as opportunities related to grid integration, mobility, transportation and IT. We will also explore examples in different regions and markets around the world, for utilities, energy companies and across multiple industries. In addition, we will touch on how the high level of integration of renewables as well as the stronger focus on sustainability has implications on the power grid and the ongoing green energy transition. Finally, we will offer a perspective on how we can, together, enable the world's grid infrastructure to support sustainable societies.

Mastering the Energy Transition with Power Systems for the Future

November 6, 17:00 JST (09:00 CET)
Gerhard Salge
Hitachi ABB Power Grids

​Join us to learn more about how Hitachi ABB Power Grids is enabling customers to master the global energy transition - focusing on the implications for power systems. Discover ways to overcome the major technical challenges faced when introducing high amounts of fluctuating variable renewable energy generation, increased power electronic based equipment and significantly less generators with inertia. Exploring cases in grid interconnections, micro-grids, active power quality devices and digital technology advancements, we will demonstrate how the power systems of the future can be managed without compromising on reliability and availability. Our ambition is to connect more people to reliable, sustainable and affordable electrical energy.

Digitalizing the Power Grid

November 4, 17:30 JST (09:30 CET)
Globally, power grid operators face both grinding business challenges and new macro disruptions. They are charged with providing safe, reliable power; meeting always-on customer expectations; and decarbonizing their operations for a sustainable future. Digitalization is the key to achieving these goals. In this session, we will explore the digital building blocks for optimizing the modern grid -- APM, EAM, and FSM-- and the evolution of Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ industry-leading software combined with Hitachi Vantara’s cutting-edge Lumada offerings. In addition, we will cover key customer outcomes and showcase our combined technology roadmap. 

Bryan Friehauf, Hitachi ABB Power Grids
Phil Gruber, Hitachi Vantara

A Transforming Grid - Connecting Islands with HVDC

November 5, 17:00 JST (09:00 CET)
​We will explore the challenges Japan may encounter on its journey of transforming the grid through new interconnections and integration of large-scale renewables, with reference to the Higashi Shimizu project in Japan and examples from the UK and other parts of the world embarking on the same journey towards ensuring sustainable power for the next generation.

Per Miram, Hitachi ABB HVDC Technologies, Ltd.

Transforming performance: Digitalization of transformers for efficiency and sustainability

November 5, 17:30 JST (09:30 CET)
Introduction to the TXpert ecosystem with two practical cases of transformers digitalization, dry distribution transformers for buildings and power transformers to integrate renewables for a utility.

TXpert is an open, scalable, manufacturer-agnostic ecosystem for the digitalization of transformers. Applicable for all transformer applications, it enables a sustainable energy future that demands greater flexibility, efficiency and resilience in electrical networks.

Alberto Prieto, Hitachi ABB Power Grids
Andrew Collier, Hitachi ABB Power Grids
Miguel Oliva, Hitachi ABB Power Grids

Digitalizing the Power Grid

November 6, 17:30 JST (09:30 CET)
​In this session, we will explore the challenges of integrating renewables by spotlighting a customer case study: Scottish Power Grid. We will outline the customer's challenge and how through our solutions we have enabled the connection and integration of large scale renewables into the grid. We weill focus on how we have helped to stabilize the Scottish Grid - delivering a reliable, affordable and sustainable power supply for Scotland's 5.5 million people. 

Peter Sandeberg, Hitachi ABB Power Grids

Sustainable solutions for switching and transforming power

​In this on-demand video, we will showcase innovative technologies that are enabling customers to embrace the energy transition, further decarbonize and contribute to sustainability. Specifically, our eco-efficient switchgear technology that offers alternatives to SF6 in lowering carbon footprint, and dry transformers that replaces oil in transformers with eco-efficient and safe dry insulating material. We will showcase how we have helped customers in these areas.

Supporting the Evolution of Grids

​We will showcase how we at Hitachi ABB Power Grids are applying our field expertise to continuously expand our applications of ground-breaking power systems to enable the power grid of the future. The energy transition has become a global macro trend where increased reliance on renewables, combined with new and challenging consumption patterns, have created a demand for high power quality, as well as reliable and resilient infrastructure to serve the needs of utilities, industries, data centers and transportation.