Energy Innovations In The U.S.
Hitachi is finding new ways to deliver environmentally sustainable, resilient and affordable energy to improve lives and create new possibilities
Utility companies today are in a rapidly changing marketplace. On one hand, they face fixed costs and an aging energy infrastructure, much of which dates back to the early 1900’s.1 On the other hand, energy demand isn’t rising fast enough, as more consumers and businesses adopt renewable energy and invest in more energy-efficient devices. At the same time, climate change, government policies, evolving tax and incentive structures, distributed energy resources and emerging technologies are enabling renewable energy to become a larger part of global energy supply. Bloomberg estimates that by 2030, over half of the world’s electricity will come from zero-emission energy sources.2 The grid is getting modernized at a rapid pace.
Hitachi is leading this path to modernization with a number of digital solutions that enable an efficient transformation of the energy value chain. IoT solutions such as Energy Optimization, Predictive Maintenance, Total Building Optimization and Renewable Energy Forecasting combine operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) to achieve unprecedented outcomes in profitability, efficiency and sustainability.
Helping Utilities Become More Efficient
To meet a changing marketplace, utility companies have an opportunity to employ next-generation technology solutions to optimize the current power grid, and utilize energy resource management to access and manage new renewable assets.
Hitachi Real-Time Power Grid Optimization (GRID-YZE)
Tailored to meet the needs of large energy organizations such as utilities, the solution monitors and analyzes online and off-line data from a variety of power sources to optimally dispatch electricity according to the requested load. GRID-YZE provides the visibility and control to optimize high-voltage power grids for greater resilience and reliability with reduced costs.
Harness the power of IoT and data to improve facility performance and increase energy efficiency
In the fast-paced, highly-competitive U.S. business environment, organizations are always looking for ways to optimize energy use and reduce expenses.
Energy and Environmental Efficiency
Hitachi applies IoT sensors and advanced controls with built-in algorithms and automated processes to collect data that can be used to optimize lighting, water, HVAC, energy storage systems and other on-site equipment. Once energy use is optimized, the building systems are fine-tuned for resource efficiency, environmental health and safety, security, and occupant experience and productivity.
Driving social innovation into energy
From its inception more than 100 years ago, Hitachi has developed innovative technologies and solutions that enhance lives, improve communities and inspire action. These solutions highlight the collaboration between Hitachi and its partners to co-create solutions that are benefiting society in America.
1 American Society of Civil Engineers. 2017 Energy Infrastructure Report Card.
2 Bloomberg. The Cheap Energy Revolution is Here, and Coal Won’t Cut It. Tony Randall. April 25, 2017.