ABB welcomes new U.S. bipartisan infrastructure investment that will accelerate electrification, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create jobs

• ABB to work with federal and state governments to ensure historic investments in infrastructure and electrification will build a more sustainable future.

• ABB’s world-leading technology solutions can accelerate the promise of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, improve water infrastructure, build out the country’s electric vehicle charging capacity and reduce methane emissions.

ABB is committed to work in close partnership with federal, state and local governments to advance the priorities of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law by U.S. President Joe Biden. ABB’s technology solutions will help the country meet the historic legislation’s goals of delivering necessary investments into America’s transport, water, and energy systems. With its technologies and hundred-year history of innovation in the United States, ABB looks forward to helping to implement the legislation and these investments – specifically in electrification and energy efficiency – into on-the-ground solutions needed to combat climate change and build a climate resilient future.

“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act makes historic investments that will reduce carbon pollution and rebuild America’s infrastructure,” said Michael Plaster, ABB’s Lead Business Manager for Electrification in the United States. “ABB looks forward to the implementation of this historic legislation and partnering with government agencies as we leverage our experience and technologies to help America drive toward a more sustainable future. We stand ready to help build a nationwide network of 500,000 EV chargers, expand zero-emission ferries, electrify America’s ports, cut methane emissions, and provide cleaner water to Americans.”

Electrifying American transportation

According to the White House, the Act will allocate $7.5 billion to build out the national network of electric vehicle (EV) chargers and invests over $5 billion in clean transit buses to accelerate EV adoption, reduce air pollution and create jobs. As the world’s leading manufacturer of EV chargers, ABB is ready to support the expansion of the country’s charging network and help meet the goals of the Act.

The new law also invests low-carbon transport technologies that ABB, and its 20,000 American employees are well-positioned to support. For example, the law provides roughly $2 billion to construct and support zero-emission ferries and terminal facilities and $250 million to launch a pilot program to purchase low-emission ferries and electrify existing ferries.

“ABB’s complete, integrated solutions for hybrid and electric vessels, as well as shore power for ports, are essential as we work to reduce emissions efficiently and at scale,” Michael Plaster added. “ABB touches every sector from transportation to utilities to buildings, and with these critical investments, we will continue to accelerate the drive toward a more sustainable future in the U.S.”

Providing clean water to cities and towns

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act also invests $50 billion in upgrading America’s water and wastewater infrastructure across the country. From rural towns to large cities, ABB’s energy efficient motors and generators help bring clean water to Americans across the country.

ABB’s motors and drives are already improving the quality of water management throughout every step of the process – from intake and treatment through transmission and distribution. Expansion of ABB’s energy-efficient technologies can help the U.S. cut energy consumption, reduce costs to consumers, and lower planet-warming emissions.

Cutting dangerous methane emissions

At COP26, the United States announced new plans to tackle methane, a potent greenhouse gas which can warm the planet 80 times as fast as carbon dioxide in the short term. Leaks from natural gas pipelines are a leading cause of planet-warming methane emissions, and the Biden administration’s plan includes upgrading and expanding pipeline rules to cut these leaks.

ABB’s cutting-edge methane leak detection technology plays a critical role in finding these dangerous leaks across United States. By efficiently searching for and quickly finding gas leaks fast, ABB’s powerful Ability Mobile™ leak detection technology can make pipeline operations safer, reduce emissions, and manage cost.

“Pipeline leaks come with human, financial, and environmental consequences, but ABB’s gas leak detection technology is a game-changer. It can find, map, and quantify leaks faster and more reliably than ever before,” said Doug Baer, Laser Analyzers Global Product Line Manager. “The faster we can find and fix the leaks, the safer our communities and the cleaner our air will be.”

ABB (NYSE: ABB) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries. www.abb.com


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