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Press Release Santiago de Chile 02-11-2023

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Hitachi Energy introduces advanced technologies to support energy transition

The leading energy technology firm held its annual Grid Automation event, which focused on new technology options and how digitization can support business in industries such as mining, energy and utilities.

To present the range of technological solutions that Hitachi Energy has for future operations was one of the key points of the annual event “Grid Automation business unit”, a Hitachi Energy seminar organized by the company with executives from mining, energy, and utility companies.

"Hitachi Energy is dedicated to the technologies of the future. We are investing a lot of time and effort to support the decarbonization and automation of different markets. We know what we can contribute in terms of technology, growth and what can be improved for optimal control," said Manjay Khazanchi, Global Business Development Manager Utilities, Grid Automation Business, Hitachi Energy.

Patricio Goyeneche, head of the Intra Daily Programming Department of the National Electric Coordinator, who was one of the speakers at the meeting, stated that, in the face of such a dynamic evolution of the electric system, it is necessary to have state-of-the-art technology to continuously monitor all relevant variables.

"In that sense, Hitachi Energy has provided us with state-of-the-art tools that allow us to perform work in the dispatch and control center in a suitable way, with the technical standard and current requirements through a SCADA system. We are currently working on an automation roadmap for several functions," said Patricio Goyeneche.

Meanwhile, Julio Oliveira, Grid Automation Technology Manager at Hitachi Energy, confirmed that major industries are going through drastic changes in technology. "Just as we have Industry 4.0 for the electric power area, we have Grid 4.0. In this scenario, new products are appearing to add greater value to our customers, with the aim of creating applications that are smarter and with lower costs.".

Hitachi Vegetation Manager

One of the highlights of the event was the launch of Hitachi Vegetation Manager, which aims to minimize outages and optimize vegetation management on transmission and distribution lines. This technology stands out for its ability to predict how vegetation will behave and reduce the risk of power outages for both transmission and distribution utilities.

"We can achieve this because we have machine learning and artificial intelligence models, which help us detect risks, so that companies will not be affected by any type of outage, whether it is caused by vegetation or fire. We are pioneers in this technology," said Luis Campusano, Latam Manager for Enterprise Software at Hitachi Energy.

About Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world's energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of over $10 billion USD.  



About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society through the use of data and technology. We solve customers' and society's challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products. Hitachi operates under the business structure of “Digital Systems & Services” - supporting our customers’ digital transformation; “Green Energy & Mobility” - contributing to a decarbonized society through energy and railway systems, and “Connective Industries” - connecting products through digital technology to provide solutions in various industries. Driven by Digital, Green, and Innovation, we aim for growth through co-creation with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2022 (ended March 31, 2023) totaled 10,881.1 billion yen, with 696 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at https://www.hitachi.com.


Carolina Celis

Corporate Communications Manager | Latin America