Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri Basavaraj Bommai along with Claudio Facchin, CEO of Hitachi Energy and N Venu, Managing Director and CEO, India and South Asia, Hitachi Energy, inaugurated a new and larger facility of Power Quality Products manufacturing in Doddaballapur, Bengaluru.

Karnataka is fueling its ambitions of industrial growth through a prism of sustainable development goals. “Karnataka is a leading contributor to India’s industrial ambitions. With long term committed partners such as Hitachi Energy, we continue to invest to make the state a global manufacturing hub,” said Shri Basavaraj Bommai, Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka. “I congratulate Hitachi Energy for the inauguration of this world-class Power Quality Product factory and look forward to their inclusive growth journey.”

As a part of Hitachi Energy’s global manufacturing network, this facility will offer direct and indirect employment and nurture an ecosystem of local suppliers across the manufacturing value chain. It closely aligns with Prime Minister’s Mission Innovation to accelerate public and private clean energy innovation to address climate change, make clean energy affordable to consumers, and create jobs and commercial opportunities.

Manufacturing of electrical equipment is an energy intensive process. Keeping sustainability goals in mind, the company have adopted some innovative processes for the factory that reduce electrical energy consumption per process step by almost 40 percent.

The new manufacturing facility doubles the existing capacity to produce advanced capacitor units, banks and power electronic compensators for low, medium and high-voltage systems, which are used in the power utilities, industries, renewables and transportation segments. Power quality products play an important role in improving power stability by enabling increased capacity and reduced energy losses.

According to the International Energy Agency, the energy demand in India is set to double over next 20 years driven by urbanization and industrialization. “The power quality products and solutions manufactured at the new factory in Doddaballapur will help reduce energy loss, thereby reducing carbon footprint while meeting the expanding demand,” said N Venu, Managing Director and CEO, India & South Asia, Hitachi Energy.

Hitachi Energy ramps up Power Quality Products manufacturing that support stable electrical networks reducing energy consumption