The future belongs to electricity, and Eaton is ready with switchgear, protection, control, management and related cybersecurity software to meet new production and consumption trends. Thus, Eaton comes up with an exciting proposition related to the new energy challenges – the “Everything as a Grid” concept, said Gabriel Tache, Country Sales Manager, Eaton Romania, at the Energy Strategy Summit 2022, an event organised by Energynomics.
Another concept, “Just Shift”, is about shifting from traditional production to new technologies, and a third is about information security in the area of energy flow management. “We want to be closer to the challenges that are already being manifest around the world, closer to the producers and consumers of energy and prosumers, so that ultimately we reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption,” he said.
By 2030, energy consumption will increase, but so will storage, so peak energy will be balanced by storage. Investment in data centers will increase energy consumption; in addition, investment in electromobility will increase the amount of energy needed in transport by 27% and by 2050 total energy consumption will increase by 57%.
“‘Everything as a Grid’ is about the need for data centers. Individual homes, on the other hand, are becoming energy producers themselves, with prosuming starting to be very important in Romania too. For all this, we need an infrastructure to take the surplus, transfer it to the grid and use it in optimal conditions. We are moving from one paradigm to another – from the traditional way of producing energy, from centralized sources and the flow from source to consumer to the two-way ‘Everything as a Grid’,” he added.
“There’s a big challenge – how do we transform and transfer that energy… sometimes investments in infrastructure will cost more than investments in power generation units. We are trying to come up with products, elements, and equipment, that will ensure better management of renewable energy, including cybersecurity.”
Energy Strategy Summit 2022 was organized by Energynomics with the support of its partners: ABB, BCR, CE Oltenia, Chimcomplex, Eaton, Electrica Furnizare, Electroalfa, EnergoBit, Enevo Group, European Energy, Eximbank, EY, Franklin Templeton, Horváth, ING, Hidroelectrica, Marsh, MET Energy România, Nuclearelectrica, BCR Pensii, Photomate, Powertis, Renomia Gallagher, Schneider Electric, Transelectrica, Volt, wpd.