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Hitachi ABB Power Grids announces EconiQ™ High-voltage Roadmap at CIGRE 2021

Switzerland, Zurich: The 420 kV eco-efficient gas-insulated switchgear will be the world’s first commercial alternative to SF6 for the transmission network.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is taking the next steps in its journey towards a sustainable energy future and entering the transmission voltage level with its EconiQ™ eco-efficient high-voltage portfolio. EconiQ is the company’s eco-efficient portfolio for sustainability where products, services and solutions are proven to deliver exceptional environmental performance.

Four months since the global technology leader first launched EconiQ, the company continues to drive forward the pace of eco-efficient innovation. Its EconiQ high-voltage switchgear and breakers portfolio contains no sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), a greenhouse gas, and has been proven to significantly reduce the carbon footprint throughout the total lifecycle.

In conjunction with CIGRE 2021, Hitachi ABB Power Grids has announced the acceleration of its development of eco-efficient solutions. The EconiQ Roadmap outlines the extensive portfolio of switchgear and breakers in various voltage levels in the R&D pipeline. This includes live tank breakers, dead tank breakers, hybrid switchgear and gas-insulated switchgear.

A key milestone is the EconiQ gas-insulated switchgear at 420 kV expected for release at the end of 2022, demonstrating the scalability and robustness of its technology. It will be the world’s first commercial alternative to SF6 for gas-insulated switchgear that includes circuit-breaker for power transmission networks, therefore significantly lowering the environmental impact.


Source: Hitachi ABB Power Grids