Our world needs to deliver upon urgent climate change commitments and circular economy. The Energy Transition is key. As society shifts towards sustainable energy and as industries rapidly convert to electrification, one thing is clear: electricity will be the backbone of the entire energy system.
We consider the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an important initiative for realizing sustainable society. Together with customers and partners, we are playing a key role in accelerating the energy transition. We believe that we can make a significant contribution to the following eight SDGs, in particular:
Together, with customers and partners, we are developing digital and energy platforms. We are helping customers to overcome the complexity and capacity challenges required to transition towards a carbon-neutral energy system.
In this three-to-four-minute video, Gerhard Salge, Chief Technology Officer, Hitachi Energy, shares more on why electricity will be the backbone of the entire energy system and the three building blocks that will get us there.
Three building blocks
Electricity will be the backbone of the entire energy system. And three building blocks will form the foundation:
Analysis by Hitachi Energy’s experts into the evolution of the total world energy system indicates that global electricity consumption will more than double from 20 percent (today) to over 40 percent of total energy demand by 2050. And certain regions of the world will go far beyond this level of electrification. The forecasts all come to the same conclusion: the carbon-neutral world is electric. Four facts stand out…
Now is the time for closer collaboration and for building sustainable partnerships. Here are a selection of recent thought-leading perspectives from customers, partners and our own experts sharing ideas and opinions on how we towards a carbon-neutral energy future. Click here to view all Perspectives.
Hear from our customers on how we are enabling them to accelerate through the Energy Transition. Together, we are co-creating flexible solutions that help to realize their success, whilst contributing towards a carbon-neutral energy future and to sustainable societies.
Resilience in a remote fishing town
In Cordova, Alaska, Hitachi Energy helped to establish a microgrid that supports the adoption of renewable power from multiple sources, including two hydroelectric dams. The microgrid includes a battery energy storage system (BESS) which enables Cordova to maximize its hydropower generation. Cordova’s microgrid has been a key step in helping the community reduce its reliance on diesel.
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We are solving a fundamental societal problem – to bring affordable, reliable and sustainable energy to people. Together, with customers and partners we are building the backbone of our entire energy system. We are inventing and implementing fascinating technologies, which are bringing us closer towards a carbon-neutral future and that will bring unbelievable value for sustainable societies.