Power

ABB Ability™ for Power

Introduction

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

Increase safety, productivity and reliability

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.

  • «…Digitalization is playing a key role in shaping power systems and reaffirms ABB’s position as a partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid…»

    -Claudio Facchin
    President Power Grids Business, ABB
Green Energy

Green Energy

An entirely new utility landscape

Changing Energy Ecosystems

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Power Needs

Power Needs

Knowledge is power

We provide tailored digital solutions and products for the differing needs of utility providers across power generation, transmission and distribution, 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

Value and security across the entire chain of generation, transmission and distribution

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.

  • CALM

    Connected asset lifecycle management

    • CALM
    • DERMS
    • Digital substations
    • Power plants and automation
    • Boiler optimization
    • Power plants and turbines
    • Virtual power plants
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Resources

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