The Solution

Although the Dalmine site was already supplied with 100 percent green energy from renewable sources certified by Enel Green Power, ABB took extra steps to achieve Mission to Zero status.

  • To embed a circular economy approach, the site’s dedicated Product Sustainability team analyzed and certified products with Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).
  • Dalmine also focused on resource conservation through initiatives such as the reuse of plastic crates for transporting components between ABB factories and the recycling of plastic for packaging.
  • Three buildings at the factory were fitted with 4,000 m2 of photovoltaic panels. The panels now generate peak power of 900 kWh, providing around 20 percent of the factory’s energy needs. This balances peaks in demand from air conditioning during the summer months.
  • Additionally, ABB Ability™ Energy and Asset Manager now monitors energy consumption to identify inefficiencies and highlight energy saving opportunities
  • Replacing outdoor lighting with high efficiency LED lamps, reducing energy consumption by 76,000 kWh per year - the amount of energy needed to recharge the growing fleet of electric vehicles at the site.