Huawei Digital Power has concluded its Global Digital Power Summit 2021 in Dubai, UAE, with more than 500 participants from 67 countries having attended.
As the world prioritizes carbon neutrality and post-pandemic recovery, the summit aimed to inspire collective action towards building a low-carbon and smarter society powered by digital technologies.
In the keynote speech, Charles Yang, SVP of Huawei and president of global marketing sales and services at Huawei Digital Power said, “Carbon neutrality has become a global consensus and mission. To achieve that goal, power production needs to be low carbonized, and power consumption needs to be electrified.”
“Huawei has deeply integrated digital and power electronics technologies to create all-scenario low-carbon energy solutions, covering the whole energy flow from green power generation to efficient power consumption.”
With an increasing number of countries joining the path towards carbon neutrality, the world is brimming with opportunities for investment into renewable energy and green infrastructure.
At the summit, industry leaders and government officials from PV, data center and site power sectors were present; specifically, experts from data center energy:
- Simon McCormick, CTO of Echelon
- Seppo Ihalainen, CEO & Co-founder, Ficolo
- Prof Rabih Bashroush, Global Head, IT Infrastructure Advisory, Uptime Institute
- Jim Campbell, BEng (Hons) Building Services, MIET, ATD, Regional Director, REd Engineering.
RED Middle East joined the panel discussion moderated by Sanjay Kumar Sainani, Senior Vice PResident and CTO, Huawei Digital Power.
To lead the green energy transition, Amit Beriya, Director of Energy Storage & Hydrogen (BD Technical Services), ACWA Power, George Pechlivanoglou, CTO of Eunice, Ana Lia Rojas, President of EnerConnex Chile & President of the Chile Council for Women Leaders in Energy and Environment, CWEEL and Edson Uamusse, Strategic Planning Director & Chairman's Advisor, Energy Fund of Mozambique have shared their insights from the energy industry, moderated by Hariram Subramanian.
Partnership for a greener brighter future
Huawei Digital Power adheres to the strategy of open hardware, open-source software, and layered collaboration with industry players for a greener, brighter future.
As a key part of the summit, Huawei signed memorandums of understanding with Grupo IMELSA and HYBRICO Energy for strategic collaboration on clean energy and green infrastructure development.
Huawei also signed a key contract with SEPCOIII for The Red Sea Project with 400MW PV plus 1,300MWh battery energy storage solution (BESS), which is currently the world’s largest energy storage project.
What sets Huawei Digital Power apart from peers is its unique philosophy of ‘use bits to manage watts”.
Specifically, Charles Yang noted how the company will use digital technologies to manage power electronics and equipment, providing simplified, green, smart, and secure solutions for clean power generation, green ICT infrastructure, transportation electrification, and integrated smart energy.
Call for carbon neutrality initiative
Carbon neutrality has become a global consensus and mission. At the summit, Huawei Digital Power called for global action to pursue low-carbon and sustainable development, which requires continuous innovations, the adoption of green practices, and banding together to build an open and win-win ecosystem.
Liu Fangjiang, President of SEPCOIII International, Eaman Al Roudhan, CEO of Zain Kuwait, Sen. Rocio Adriana Abreu Artinaño, President of the Energy Commission, Senate of the Republic of Mexico, Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, Board Member, Executive, Managing Director at du, and Simon McCormick, CTO of Echelon, have all backed the Huawei initiative during the summit, joined by Yang.
Through open collaboration and co-innovation, Huawei Digital Power and its global partners now share a commitment to fight global warming and contribute towards carbon neutrality worldwide.
Light up of Burj Khalifa to inspire and initiate change
As the grand finale of the Global Digital Power Summit 2021, Huawei Digital Power lit up Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building and an iconic landmark in Dubai, to inspire international communities to accelerate the green transition and build a low-carbon and smart society together.