Gas insulating switchgear, high voltage direct current transmission, microgrids and renewable energy. ABB is involved in all of it.
The Swiss company with a historic tradition of energy industry innovations also has gone through plenty of change lately.
ABB is selling its power grids division to Hitachi, but is hardly slowing down on its offering of new products. ABB recently unveiled its first energy storage project and opened a new product development center in Connecticut. Cloud computing and robotics are additional endeavors for the ever evolving firm.
A group of four ABB executives recently answered questions from Power Engineering content director Rod Walton, touching on topics such as the development of more environmentally friendly switchgear, high voltage direct current transmission and connecting utility-scale renewable energy to load centers.
Here are the answers from ABB leaders.
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