• Eaton at the 2021 BNEF Summits

New York, April 2021

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The energy transition is underway, and much work needs to be done to support increasing electricity needs and accelerate a low-carbon future. Our leadership team spoke at BloombergNEF’s virtual BNEF Summit New York about the need for more modern, resilient and flexible infrastructure that delivers more power. With our Everything as a Grid approach, energy can be generated everywhere to meet today’s energy needs and plan for tomorrow’s.

For the last 100 years, we’ve been at the forefront of electrical and vehicle innovation. Today, we’re well positioned to help customers across the globe achieve their energy goals sustainably.

Opening remarks

Speaker: Uday Yadav, President and Chief Operating Officer, Electrical Sector, Eaton

The energy transition is a massive transformation, and it’s gaining momentum. The electricity industry’s role will expand to power the future and increasing electrification—for our homes, communities and businesses. And there’s a profound opportunity to do more—for people and our planet.

Watch Uday Yadav's Summit opening remarks. 

Panel: Corporate race to net zero 

Speaker: Mike Longman, Senior Vice President, Global Product Lines, Strategy and Business Development, Electrical Sector, Eaton

We’ve committed to be carbon neutral in our operations by 2030. Applying our Everything as a Grid approach to the energy transition enables us to increase and optimize the power we need, so we can reach our commitments for our business, people and communities. 

Watch Mike Longman's panel remarks on Eaton's sustainability commitments and how we're helping our customers increase sustainability.

Roundtable: The power potential of commercial and industrial buildings

Speaker: John Vernaccia, Energy Transition Segment Director, Eaton


In his roundtable remarks, John Vernacchia shared key insights with participants.

"There are new opportunities to get more function from power systems and improve energy performance.  

A new power paradigm creates novel opportunities for building owners to better manage energy systems and plan for increased electrification. We’re uniquely positioned to provide customers with the solutions needed to integrate renewables, energy storage and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

And the benefits of our Everything as a Grid approach are substantial—in terms of lowering carbon footprint, advancing resilience, optimizing energy use and boosting the bottom line”.

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