ABB Bulgaria sets a benchmark for improving energy efficiency and performance in production facilities

ABB Bulgaria sets a benchmark for improving energy efficiency and performance in production facilities

  • Installation of new cloud solution enables intelligent energy and asset management in ABB Bulgaria’s factories in Rakovski
  • Energy efficiency in the factories is optimized with the integration of ABB AbilityTM Energy and Asset Manager
  • Ability to reduce electricity consumption by up to 20 percent, decrease maintenance costs by up to 40 percent and minimize unplanned production shutdowns.

As a key milestone in ABB’s Mission to Zero™ journey to carbon neutrality, ABB Bulgaria has installed the ABB AbilityTM Energy and Asset Manager solutions at its two production units for low and medium voltage products in Rakovski. This achievement will enable the facilities to consume less energy and enhance production performance, bringing the company a further step closer to meeting its 2030 sustainability targets for achieving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions across its own operations.

ABB AbilityTM Energy and Asset Manager is a state-of-the-art cloud solution that integrates energy and asset management in a single intuitive dashboard. It offers real-time monitoring of electricity costs and stores information from past periods. It allows users to forecast, analyze and compare energy consumption across different areas in order to optimize energy efficiency.

The integration of ABB AbilityTM in ABB’s production unit in Rakovski follows a series of energy consumption optimization activities that were started in 2021. These included replacing the conventional lighting in the production halls with energy-saving LED lighting fixtures and integrating the ABB i-bus KNX system for intelligent lighting control, facilitating illumination maintenance only as and when triggered by the system to do so.

Utilizing intelligent systems puts ABB’s Rakovski facilities on track to achieve their energy efficiency targets of reducing energy costs by 20%, improving the facility performance by 30% and avoiding unplanned shutdowns. Additionally, the production units will benefit from up to 40% savings on maintenance costs with a predictive maintenance feature and increase the life span of switchgear components. The latest installed solution also enhances safety and reliability of the entire electrical system at the facility.

The integration of such a system supports the implementation of the ISO 50001 process phase, and as a result of this, Rakovski has successfully secured the ISO 50001 certification for efficient energy management. This achievement represents a key milestone in ABB Bulgaria’s carbon-neutral journey and underpins our ability to help customers achieve their own sustainability goals.

"Having the ABB AbilityTM Energy and Asset Manager solution installed in our facilities is a great achievement for us, as it helps us to track and forecast our energy consumption, which will be a very important factor for our future planned use of renewable energy, in order to ensure a stable energy supply. We have foreseen a number of other activities in this direction, including utilization of solar energy, electrification of our fleet and other actions that will allow us to realize our own ambitions for carbon neutrality, and help customers do the same," said Ivan Vodentchev, Branch Manager of ABB Bulgaria – branch Rakovski.

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