Hitachi Energy announces EconiQ transformers for sustainable energy
Published on : Wednesday 27-10-2021
Eco-efficient EconiQ transformers are co-created with customers based on proven scientific methodologies for transparency reducing carbon emissions across the life-cycle.
Zurich, October 2021 − Hitachi Energy recently announced the introduction of EconiQ™ transformers reinforcing its Purpose: 'Advancing a sustainable energy future for all'.
Eco-efficient by design and based on scientific methodologies for transparency, the EconiQ transformers are further evidence of the global technology and market leader's commitment towards carbon-neutrality − a target set out in the business' Sustainability 2030 strategic plan. In its recent 'go live' press release, Hitachi Energy announced that it is championing the urgency of the energy transition by pioneering technologies to help accelerate a carbon-neutral future.
EconiQ transformers contribute additional environmental value in the areas of decarbonisation, enhanced safety for people, protection of ecosystems and responsible use of resources across the transformer's life-cycle. Hitachi Energy's EconiQ transformers have co-creation at their heart. The transformers will be tailored based on specific customer sustainability requirements and using proven scientific methodologies, such as environmental Life Cycle Analysis.
"Solving the urgency of the global energy transition requires both collaboration and innovation," said Bruno Melles, Head of the Transformers business at Hitachi Energy. He continued, "I am excited about co-creating sustainability solutions together with our customers − and our EconiQ™ transformers are directly helping to accelerate the journey towards a sustainable energy future for all."
The transformers are manufactured using fossil-free electricity in Hitachi Energy's factories. The business has set targets in its Sustainability 2030 plan to become carbon-neutral in its own operations and it expects to hit the first-step target achieving 100 percent fossil-free electricity in its own operations by 2022.