ABB Senatobia facility integrates renewable energy technology to achieve carbon neutral manufacturing

ABB Senatobia facility integrates renewable energy technology to achieve carbon neutral manufacturing

  • $1.5 million investment is first U.S. ABB site to undergo Mission to Zero advancements
  • Integrated ABB technology helps meet Green Building Policy and sustainability goals
  • On-site Customer Experience Center will showcase ABB products and systems that enable carbon-neutral manufacturing

ABB announced today that its Senatobia, Mississippi factory is the company’s first U.S. facility to integrate technology that will achieve carbon-neutral manufacturing. The $1.5 million investment in operational advancements is in line with ABB’s 2030 Sustainability targets and its Mission to Zero program that enables the company to leverage its own products and services to meet Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions targets. By increasing the use of renewables and optimizing energy storage, ABB will reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, and increase cost savings.

The site is equipped with a solar microgrid that uses renewables as a distributed energy resource in combination with an energy storage system. This allows backup power and sustainable energy usage from solar and battery during peak utility demand. The microgrid is monitored and controlled using systems integrated by the ABB Digital Systems Center.

“ABB enables its customers to achieve their sustainability goals by providing them with technology that integrates renewable energy supplies and optimizes the efficiency of energy consumed within their facility, resulting in reduced carbon emissions, and lower energy costs,” said Michael Plaster, Executive Vice President, ABB Electrification U.S. “In order to achieve our sustainability targets, it is critical that we invest in our own facilities like we have in Senatobia to have more sustainable, energy-efficient manufacturing operations.”

The Senatobia facility deployed the ABB Ability™ Energy Manager to manage its on-site microgrid with improved monitoring and data reporting. The system monitors power consumption and quality, allowing ABB to more efficiently manage heating, cooling, and water usage across the facility. With granular data collection, energy monitoring and reporting for consumption of resources, ABB is able to optimize its energy use and increase energy efficiency. In addition, an onsite customer experience center will showcase the products and systems used in the facility to meet sustainability targets that can be adopted by customers across a variety of industries.

ABB’s Mission to Zero is a scalable blueprint of smart building solutions combined with on-site renewable energy generation and storage. The goal is to generate enough clean energy on site to power operations with zero emissions using ABB technologies such as intelligent energy distribution, building automation, HVAC control, battery solutions, motors and switches.

Since 2010, ABB has invested a combined $14 billion in the US with acquisitions, plant expansions, operational improvements, state-of-the-art equipment, products, and people, making it the company’s largest market. With approximately 20,000 employees in more than 40 manufacturing and distribution facilities, ABB is investing, growing and serving customers across America through industries that create jobs, encourage innovation and achieve a more productive, sustainable future.

ABB is a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. The company’s solutions connect engineering know-how and software to optimize how things are manufactured, moved, powered and operated. Building on more than 130 years of excellence, ABB’s ~105,000 employees are committed to driving innovations that accelerate industrial transformation.


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