ABB LTD in Smart Grid Software

  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1988
  • $10BN to $50BN
Company Overview
ABB’s distribution network includes transformers, solar inverters, smart meters, and electric charging vehicles. Additionally, ABB’s utility communication systems provide critical infrastructure for efficient network communication, and substation and feeder automation. The company’s solutions enable efficient and reliable operation of local grids for day-to-day monitoring.

ABB offers a range of products and services for power and automation technology. The company supports the essential services required for dependable and high bandwidth communications and delivers reliable electric, water, heating, and cooling services for customers. In the smart grid market, ABB offers technologically-advanced offerings, such as network management systems, utility communication systems, and substations and feeders. Network management systems provide a complete range of smart grid solutions with business intelligence and crew resource management capabilities. ABB’s advanced power transmission systems rely on electrical transmissions featuring FACTS devices, which enable maximum power distribution; the HVDCA technology, which reduces energy loss; and WAMS, which monitors network instability.

ABB LTD Popular Comparisons
Evaluated against 150 key buying criteria
  • Functionalities gap in the solution
  • Center of Excellence for Product Innovation
  • After Sales and Support Services
  • Product Certifications
  • Consulting
  • Hardware
  • Service
  • Software
  • Support and Maintenance
  • System Integration and Deployment
  • Grid Asset Management
  • Advance Meter Infrastructure
  • Demand Response Management
  • Distributed Energy Resource Managmenet
  • Energy Management
  • IT infrastructure security
  • Meter Data Management
  • Outage Management
  • Smart Grid Communication
  • Substation Automation
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ABB LTD Presence in Smart Grid Software
ABB focuses on expanding its presence in the emerging economies. The company invests substantially in technological innovations and its R&D investments have increased consistently in 2014, 2015, and 2016. ABB aims at developing customer-centric systems and equipment that increase productivity and reduce the impact of the transportation industry on the environment. The company focuses mainly on inorganic growth strategies, such as partnerships and collaborations. The company expands its product portfolio, develops systems, and tackles customers and projects through inorganic strategies. For instance, in March 2017, ABB Technology Venture invested USD 12 million to enter into a partnership with Enbala Power Networks. The partnership aimed to enhance ABB’s Advanced Distribution Management Software (ADMS) with the Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) technology. In 2013, ABB acquired Power-One, a leading renewable energy, power management, and energy conversion solution provider. ABB targets the emerging markets of South East Asia, India, Latin America, and Africa. The company also focuses on strengthening its position in the developed countries, especially in France, Germany and the UK.
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