ABB Ability™ for Power


An aging infrastructure, new regulations, distributed energy resources, grid stability, and the convergence of Information Technology and Operations Technology (IT/OT) are just a few of the issues that are dramatically changing the utility landscape today.

Key Challenges

Key Challenges

Safe, smart and sustainable power generation

With changing energy sources and usage, reliable power is more important than ever. Operators now face the challenge of digitizing age-old infrastructure to meet new regulations and address other areas such as allowing distributed energy and implementing cyber security protection measures.

Industrial control systems that increasingly use open standards and commercial technology have introduced major operational benefits, but also cyber security concerns.

Virtual power plants/pools (VPP), are fast becoming a driving force in the power industry, due to rising demand for energy and the global turn to renewables.

Microgrids in low-voltage commercial and industrial facilities require advanced, cost-effective power protection and management capabilities. By embedding these capabilities into a single device, microgrid architecture can be simplified, delivering significant cost savings.

Power Needs

Power Needs

Knowledge is power

We provide tailored solutions and products for the differing needs of power generation operators, including key areas such as:

  • Integration of renewable energies

  • Growing network complexity

  • Grid automation

  • Microgrids

  • Sustainable transportation

  • Ultra-high voltage technologies

  • Grid stability

  • Operational efficiency

  • Predictive maintenance

Tailored Solutions

Tailored Solutions

Availability, efficiency and profitability for plants and fleets

From advanced diagnostics that prevent unplanned downtime to the control of individual coal-fired boilers all the way to power plant fleets, to cybersecurity solutions, ABB Ability™ enables utility providers to know more, do more, do better, together.

  • Power plant automation

    Power plant automation

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    • Power plant automation
    • Boiler optimization
    • Turbine optimization
    • Virtual power plants
Sustainable Energy

Sustainable Energy

An entirely new utility landscape

Sustainable Energy Ecosystems

Learn more about how ABB is making energy sustainable, affordable and safe.

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Customer Stories

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Enabling better customer decisions

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    • Smarter operations
    • Energy sustainability
    • Powering Insights
    • Power Transformer
    • Optimize Your Power
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