Eaton to Focus on Sustainability and Resilience at COP22

Date: 8 November, 2016

MORGES, SWITZERLAND.... Power management company Eaton will be at the heart of global discussions around sustainability and climate change at the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) which will be held in Marrakech, from November 7 to 18, 2016.

COP22 will take over the reins from COP21 during which important progress was made. It will focus on action items in order to achieve the priorities of The Paris Agreement, following its ratification on November 4, 2016.

Through its Mobile Technology Truck located in the Green Zone and participation in the Low Emissions Solutions Conference, Eaton expects the event to be a focal point for practical discussions on how technology can assist in helping drive change.

Frank Campbell, Eaton's President, Corporate and Electrical Sector, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), said: "Eaton is a global company with more than 100 years of history in the US and Europe. We look forward to bringing that historical expertise to host discussions around the most pressing issues affecting climate change, particularly on energy storage, microgrids and the need for far more energy efficiency in industry and buildings. We have an extensive technology portfolio and continue to innovate across all sectors including energy, buildings and transportation. Eaton’s technology and experts will be key in helping countries deploy their Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDSs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and enabling businesses to become more sustainable."

Visitors to Eaton's custom-built two-story truck, located in the Green Zone will have the opportunity to experience the company's best-in-class technologies, from power distribution, LED lighting, energy storage and grid management, that deliver sustainability and resilience across residential, commercial, industrial and electrical grid sectors. In support of this, visitors will also be able to participate in a number of seminars across these topics.

In addition, it has been identified that the Eaton facility in Casablanca will serve as the pilot manufacturing site for energy storage battery packs and systems developed by Eaton in partnership with Nissan, supplying thousands of households and businesses across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The development of energy storage manufacturing in Morocco seeks to make a number of the goals and ambitions identified in the Paris Agreement a reality, by supporting the implementation of green and low carbon technology.

This intention has been recognized internationally as this energy storage project has been officially validated as a “COP22 labelled project”, a designation awarded by the COP22 steering committee to projects that demonstrate action that could help mitigate climate change. With production intended to start 2017, this project will have a positive impact locally, regionally and internationally.

To learn more about sustainability at Eaton and how We make a healthy planet work*, visit us here or at www.eaton.eu.

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About Eaton

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.



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