ABB sees Microsoft joining its Energy Efficiency Movement

This collaboration between the two groups, already partners in the framework of the ABB Ability digital offer, reinforces the common objective of promoting the decarbonization of the industry.

The Swiss-Swedish group ABB, present worldwide in the fields of energy and automation, has just seen the American giant Microsoft join its Movement for energy efficiency. This initiative, launched in 2021 and stamped #energyefficiencymovement, aims to raise awareness among companies about reducing their energy consumption and carbon emissions, in order to fight against climate change. She invites them to make a public commitment to encourage others to act.

In an environment of soaring energy costs and pressure from customers, employees and governments for the industry to make progress on sustainability, a recent survey was commissioned by ABB. It reveals that 89% of industrial leaders surveyed will increase their investments in the energy efficiency of their operations over the next five years, and that 54% of them are aiming for net zero emissions in the period.

As 45% of global electricity is used to power motors in buildings and industries, digitally connected energy efficiency solutions are key to accelerating progress said Tarak Mehta, president of ABB’s Motion business. While Elisabeth Brinton, vice president of sustainability at Microsoft says: Microsoft is committed to becoming carbon negative by 2030, a goal that aligns well with that of ABB and the Movement. This reinforces our current collaboration to help customers realize significant efficiencies. “.

The two groups have just celebrated five years of partnership in the development of ABB Ability. This digital solutions offering leverages the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, AI-powered analytics, and cloud and edge processing technologies to help manufacturers optimize their use of energy in their operations.

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