World Utilities Congress

Outline of the Event


May 8, 2023 – May 10, 2023

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC)



Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the second edition of the World Utilities Congress took place from 8-10 May 2023 at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi and brought together energy ministers, policymakers, industry leaders, innovators, and utilities professionals from around the world. The event addressed the vital role of power and water in driving industry decarbonisation, while also exploring innovative solutions for delivering reliable, sustainable, and affordable energy on the path to achieving net-zero emissions.

The World Utilities Congress, hosted by TAQA, provides an unrivalled platform to explore the latest products, innovations, and technological advancements across the global power and utilities landscape. The event brings together water and power leaders to provide insights on building resilient, low-carbon business models with agile, automated digital operations.

Hitachi Energy was a proud exhibitor at the World Utilities Congress in Abu Dhabi from May 8 – 10, 2023. Hitachi Energy presents latest products, solutions, services and shared best practices and experiences from across the world.

Hitachi Activities

Hitachi Energy was a solid contributor to the event through the following activities:

Hitachi Energy made its presence with a 90 sqm booth, dedicated to showcasing its contributions to sustainability and digitalization. Visitors were welcomed to explore a range of innovative solutions, emphasizing the company’s purpose to advancing a sustainable energy future for all.

Hitachi Products & Solutions:

Hitachi Energy Ltd. was a solid contributor to the summit through the following products and solutions:

Utilities are leading the energy transition, enabling greater access to sustainable electricity. Like many other industries, electric utilities are undergoing a digital transformation, making more data-driven decisions, becoming more agile and moving toward more autonomous operations.

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We have placed sustainability at the heart of our purpose and made a promise to advance a sustainable energy future for all. Sustainability 2030 is our new strategic plan for sustainability, summarising our key commitments to act and drive business in a sustainable way.  Through Sustainability 2030, we are advancing four key areas: Planet. People. Peace. Partnerships. Each of these areas has corresponding targets, closely aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, adding social, environmental and economic value.

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Generator circuit-breakers protect important assets in power plants by clearing potential harmful short-circuit faults in tens of milliseconds, preventing severe damages and enhancing power plant availability.

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The shift to a sustainable energy future demands greater flexibility, efficiency and resilience in electricity networks, it requires unlocking the potential of the digital grid. TXpert™ enables you to take simple steps to digitalise your transformers and see significant leaps in performance. TXpert™ is an open, scalable, manufacturer-agnostic ecosystem for the digitalisation of transformers, designed to drive data-driven intelligence and decision-making in the operations and maintenance of transformers and Hitachi Energy. It is a complete suite of products, software, services, and solutions that work together and can integrate with new and existing digital equipment from other manufacturers. Built on over 100 years of pioneering technology and our deep domain knowledge, TXpert™ gives your transformer the knowledge and intelligence of a thousand transformers.

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As societies aim for more sustainable modes of transport, e-mobility moves from small pilots to large-scale deployment across entire fleets. The Grid-eMotion™ fleet offering is your charging solution of choice if you aim to electrify a large fleet and need a reliable, grid-code compliant and space-saving solution that can be installed in your existing depots and scaled flexibly as your fleets get greener. It is being complemented by our digital capabilities in the area of asset and energy management.

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Asset intensive industries face unprecedented challenges. In addition to supply chain shortages and bottlenecks, you also have aggressive sustainability targets and need to manage your resources and budgets. Asset Performance Management (APM) software empowers business leaders to ensure smarter, safer, and more reliable operations.

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Communications networks are the backbone of smart grids, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) implementations, smart cities, and more. With Hitachi Energy’s industrial-grade networks, you can depend on a highly reliable, secure, manageable, and scalable foundation that meets your performance and capacity requirements for demanding applications. Our wireless networks are specifically designed for power utilities, mining operations, oil and gas installations, and other critical infrastructure.

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Hitachi Energy's enterprise field service management solution, Lumada FSM, is designed to enhance efficiency, productivity and safety. The Lumada FSM system is a cloud-based solution that equips mobile users to execute work orders in the field safely and efficiently. The solution is designed specifically to extend the efficiency of the enterprise asset management process directly to the supporting assets, and drive fieldwork productivity and worker safety.

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The innovative EconiQ retrofill solution uses eco-efficient fluoronitrile based gas mixture to replace SF6 in installed gas-insulated lines. This can be done with minimum changes to existing equipment while ensuring performance of the equipment and significantly lowering environmental impact.

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Power quality is a high priority for utilities, industries and transportation operators. We offer technology leadership, backed by a proven record of addressing diverse challenges and improving standard practices. We deliver a wide portfolio of products, systems, and solutions as well as maintenance and consulting services to meet the needs of an evolving energy system.

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Traction transformers are critical components in the traction chain, affecting train performance and operator services. Hitachi Energy supplies traction transformers for all applications: high-speed, commuter, and regional trains, locomotives, tram trains, and AC metros, offering different designs in terms of size, weight, and power ratings. They can be mounted either in the machine room of the train, on the roof, or under the floor, providing maximum flexibility and reliability in single and multiphase systems.

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Eco-efficient portfolio for reducing environmental impact and increasing energy efficiency, whilst future-proofing technology investments. EconiQ™ is Hitachi Energy’s eco-efficient portfolio for sustainability where products, services and solutions are proven to deliver exceptional environmental performance. EconiQ™ portfolio is sustainability-oriented in design to deliver a superior environmental performance compared to conventional solutions.

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Take control of your grid with advanced solutions for HMI SCADA, ADMS, MMS, Historian,

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As asset-intensive industries digitalize, they become more vulnerable to disruption. Moving into the digital era with confidence requires automated, evolving and resilient cybersecurity solutions from a partner with strong industry-specific expertise. Solutions need to be designed to meet the most rigorous international standards and all products and systems need to continuously update to guard against new and imminent threats.

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EMS is the optimal control center solution to enable secure, efficient and optimized operation of the electric power system. EMS has an open platform that allows for easy integration with other utility information systems, while maintaining high levels of security. It is the market leading platform for building control center solutions to manage today’s as well as tomorrow’s smart grids. Its modular architecture can be tailored to the needs of each company to provide a smooth migration path for future expansion.

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High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC)HVDC (High-Voltage Direct Current) is a key enabler for a carbon-neutral energy system. It is highly efficient for transmitting large amounts of electricity over long distances, integrating renewables and interconnecting grids, and opening up new sustainable transmission solutions.

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Today, energy companies need to deliver success across the power value chain while spearheading the transition towards a carbon-neutral future. Yet, ever-rising grid complexity and the pressure to adapt to rapid changes in technology increase the already relentless demands placed on utilities’ aging and complex infrastructure and operations.

Hitachi’s Energy industry-leading experience, deep domain knowledge and pioneering technologies continue to accelerate the global energy transition.