Huawei Joins Eurelectric to Support the Energy Transition in Europe
[Brussels, Belgium, December 17, 2021] Huawei is proud to announce it is joining Eurelectric and its business members. Eurelectric is the federation for the European electricity industry representing the power sector in over 32 European countries and speaking for more than 3,500 companies in power generation, distribution and supply. This important partnership marks another milestone in our continued efforts to work together with stakeholders in Europe and globally to provide technology and digital solution to solve global challenges and achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal.
“The commitment to decarbonize and spearhead the energy transition has led us on a challenging, yet exciting journey. The actions we take during this decade – the Electric Decade – will be instrumental in shaping a sustainable, resilient, net-zero emissions economy. Cross-sector partnerships are key for the success of the twin green and digital transition. We are thrilled to have Huawei as a business member, in our mission to achieve a cost-effective, customer-empowering, clean energy transition”, said Bruce Douglas, Director of Business and Communications at Eurelectric.
“At Huawei, we realize the urgency of ensuring affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern supply of energy for all by 2030. We are thus looking forward to working with Eurelectric and fellow members to support the energy transition in Europe and foster collaboration and cooperation to achieve the goals of the twin digital and green transition pursued by the EU”, said Tony Jin, Chief Representative to the European institutions.
“We are glad to join Eurelectric in the task of decarbonizing the energy market. Eurelectric and its members have been one of the first to focus on green energy models to reduce CO2 emissions. It will help us to rapidly understand the industry’s needs and engage with experts on sustainable solutions. We will work together to integrate digital and power electronics technologies to drive energy revolution for a better, greener future”, said Bob He, President of Huawei Digital Power Western Europe.
At a time when energy prices are exceptionally high, public and private sector stakeholders have an ever-important role to join forces and further research and development to find digital and green solutions to drive a clean energy transition in Europe. Huawei is in Europe for Europe and will work with Eurelectric partners to provide solutions that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, ensuring a secure and affordable EU energy supply, developing a fully integrated, interconnected and digitalized EU energy market, improving energy efficiency, and supporting a power sector mainly based on renewable sources.
To support the 2030 climate objectives and the EU’s long-term strategy of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, Huawei can offer digital green solutions. As an example, in Karpathos, an island in Greece, Huawei supported a local operator to stabilize the power supply through iSolar solution, which can provide more than 50% of the total power consumption of one site, reduce fossil energy consumption by more than 51%, and reduce carbon emissions by more than 10 tons each year.