Hitachi Energy to focus on sustainability, digitalization at the first World Utilities Congress in Abu Dhabi

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Hitachi Energy today said it will focus on sustainability and
digitalization at the upcoming debut World Utilities Congress in Abu Dhabi,
emphasizing the imperative for energy companies to deliver across the power
value chain for a carbon-neutral future.

Hitachi Energy’s theme at the World Utilities Congress which will be
held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) during May 9-11, 2022
is aligned to the Country’s emphasis on innovation and tech-driven disruptive
transformation across energy utilities in pursuit to build resilient low carbon
business models driven by automation and digital solutions.

“For Hitachi Energy, the World Utilities Congress is an ideal platform
to showcase and communicate our cutting-edge innovation that help accelerate a
carbon-neutral.  We have been at a relentless
pursuit towards achieving Net Zero, and we are already ahead of our timeline in
our Sustainability 2030 plan with our operations being powered by 100 per cent
fossil-free electricity,” said Dr Mostafa AlGuezeri, Managing Director, UAE,
Gulf and Near East, Hitachi Energy.

The company said this has resulted in reducing CO2 equivalent emissions
by 50 per cent compared to 2019, building further impetus to Hitachi Energy’s
purpose of `Advancing Sustainable energy future for all.’

The World Utilities Congress is hosted by TAQA and the event will bring
global energy and utilities companies under one canopy. The show will also
offer a significant opportunity for Hitachi Energy to share experience and
expertise and the best practices the company follows in its sustainability drive.

Dr Mostafa added “Automation and digitalization are two sides of a coin, both
contributing in the journey towards carbon-neutral businesses of tomorrow, and
we at Hitachi Energy believe that the momentum of this disruptive
transformation will gather pace further as energy business stakeholders realize
that increasingly adhering to best ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance)
practices are the norm these days rather than an exception”.

Hitachi Energy has been in the forefront of the energy transition,
facing up to the challenges and complexities of the change that spans across
the business spectrum while substituting legacy systems with intuitive
technology driven solutions.