Sweden is one of the nations that are leading the way in developing a sustainable low-carbon economy, with targets towards net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. Building on over 250 years of combined technology leadership, Hitachi ABB Power Grids has been consistently investing to address the growing demand for eco-efficient solutions.
The company contributes to Sweden’s sustainable energy transition with the installation of a Live Tank Breaker (LTA) for a substation in Skövde, Sweden. The new installation features the innovative EconiQ high-voltage breaker that significantly reduces carbon footprint while enhancing reliability. The pioneering technology is based on the use of carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen (O2) as an insulation gas mixture instead of the conventional greenhouse gas sulphur hexafluoride (SF6).
SF6 has been the norm for decades due to its superior insulation and switching properties. The EconiQ high-voltage portfolio eliminates CO2-equivalent emissions related to the insulation gas and has been proven to significantly reduce the CO2 carbon footprint throughout the lifecycle.
EconiQ is Hitachi ABB Power Grids' eco-efficient portfolio for sustainability where products, services, and solutions are proven to deliver exceptional environmental performance. At the forefront of sustainable innovation, Hitachi ABB Power Grids is powering up for a sustainable energy future.