Eaton announces gold sponsorship for Sustainable Innovation Forum at COP23

Date: 11/01/2017

MORGES, SWITZERLAND … As a gold sponsor, power management company Eaton will showcase its commitment to sustainability and the environment at the eighth annual Sustainable Innovation Forum, Nov. 13 to 14 in Bonn, Germany. A new economic study from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, commissioned by Eaton in partnership with the Renewable Energy Association will be released exploring the flexibility challenges associated with future high renewable-energy systems in the UK, Germany and Nordics. The study findings will be presented alongside the 23rd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23).

The event, which brings together policy makers and climate change innovators, will feature a panel discussion at 10:40 a.m. on Nov. 13 “Spotlight: The Energy Storage Revolution”. Cyrille Brisson, Eaton’s vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa, alongside panelists from governments, the U.K.’s Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, will discuss the importance of complementing variable renewable generation with flexible resources, including energy storage.

In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the study and experience Eaton’s best-in-class energy efficient technology at the company's custom-built two-story truck. The truck will be located on the lawn of Eaton partner Deutsche Post DHL Group Post Tower adjacent to the COP23 Bula Zone. It will provide an interactive space for practical discussions on how Eaton’s technologies can assist businesses to reduce their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions while increasing productivity and profitability.

“Our vision is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of our power management technologies and services.” said Frank Campbell, Eaton’s president for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “New innovative systems such as energy storage, LED lighting, microgrids and other energy efficient technologies have the potential to transform how we use and distribute energy, as we work towards a low carbon and resource efficient economy. I am looking forward to discussing what more can be done alongside other innovators and sharing best practices to support countries in developing and delivering their action plans resulting from the ratification of The Paris Climate Agreement.”

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About Eaton

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.



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