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Hitachi Energy to provide gas-insulated switchgear technology at TenneT's grid connection in Germany

10/11/2022 04:55 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 (Bernama) -- Hitachi Energy announced it will provide the world’s first sulfur hexafluoride (SF₆) free 420-kilovolt (kV) gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) technology and a state-of-the-art modular prefabricated grid connection solution at a key node at TenneT’s power grid in Germany.

TenneT is a major transmission system operator in the Netherlands and Germany, supplying power to some 42 million homes and businesses in both countries.

The company aims to be a driving force behind the energy transition by investing in eco-efficient technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“We are proud to collaborate with TenneT in their efforts to accelerate the energy transition and strengthen the power infrastructure in Germany,” said Chief Executive Officer of Hitachi Energy, Claudio Facchin.

“Through our modular prefabricated grid connections and EconiQ high-voltage switchgear technology, we are supporting our customers to reduce their carbon footprint and enabling a more sustainable, flexible and secure energy system.”

According to a statement, this project covers a major grid connection upgrade which significantly extends the operating life of existing power assets to ensure the longevity and continued efficiency of the existing power infrastructure.

The global technology leader will deliver innovative EconiQ™ 420 kV GIS that uses a game-changing technology that eliminates SF₆ with reliable and scalable solutions for the lowest carbon footprint.

EconiQ is Hitachi Energy’s eco-efficient portfolio for sustainability, where products, services and solutions are proven to deliver exceptional environmental performance.

Headquartered in Switzerland, Hitachi Energy serves customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain.

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