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ABB provides smart city solutions

Apr 03, 2019

ABB recently deployed solutions in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam to reduce the loss of 30% (150 million cubic meters) of clean water through leaking and damaged pipes. The project, commissioned by utility Saigon Water Company, included expansion of the current network capacity, integration of more isolated sections, reduction of water leakage, and real-time control and monitoring of the network conditions to prevent major disruptions. The result will be an increase in the volume of water delivered to households and industries, as well as minimizing an estimated 500,000 cubic meters of non-revenue water lost per day, according to ABB.

“Successful smart cities of the future will combine the best aspects of technology infrastructure, while making the most of the growing potential of 'collaborative technologies’,” said Kevin Kosisko, managing director, energy industries with ABB. “In doing this, we can enable greater collaboration between urban communities and between citizens and city governments aimed at improving quality of life.”

Likewise in Mannheim, Germany, ABB recently created an energy-management system for a city district of 9,000 people, while in Trier, Germany, ABB has deployed a solution that allows for integration and digitalization of multiple municipal assets, including wind power, solar photovoltaic, biomass, combined heat and power (both large-scale conventional and micro CHP), water turbines, waste-water turbines, sewer-gas plants, battery storages and EV-charging infrastructure.

“The German government has launched several initiatives to combat the consequences of growing urbanization in cities across the country,” said Markus John, senior vice president, energy industries, Germany, ABB.

In an effort to reduce CO2 emissions and pollution from transport, ABB is also working with the German city of Kiel to expand its e-mobility capabilities. To improve the stability of the planned supply grid, intelligent energy-storage systems will be implemented, with a uniform information system required to control the energy flow between the power grid and electric vehicles.