Eaton Contributes to Green Earth with Its Innovative Power Management Solutions

Date: 2016/4/21

Power management company Eaton is celebrating the 47th World Earth Day as a company-wide  initiative to educate and inspire sustainability.   Eaton provides sustainable solutions to help customers achieve environmental protection goals of green transportation, green production and green building with its century-long experience in electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power management.
 
Green solutions for new energy transportation
The global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation has grown faster than that from any other sectors, doubling from 13% to 25% between 2004 and 2010. Road transportation, including cars & trucks, accounts for about 20% of global GHG emissions.
 
During the rapid new urbanization development, China’s transportation systems suffer from the fast growing vehicles while their emissions bring huge challenges to the environment.  The best ways to reduce vehicle emissions are through innovations in internal combustion engine efficiency, hybridization, and electric or fuel cell vehicles. By 2030, energy efficiency measures could cut global transportation energy consumption by 30–50% while providing a positive return on investment.
 
Eaton introduced the first commercially available hybrid power system bus in China in 2007. So far, over 10,000 buses running in China’s 78 cities are equipped with Eaton’s hybrid systems, logging 1 billion kilometers and saving 40% in fuel over non-hybrid systems. 
 
Green solutions for air traffic
Though global aviation only accounts for 2% of world greenhouse gas emissions, it is still thought to be one of main contributors to the GHG emissions.  In 2013, airlines spent 33% of their air transportation budgets on fuel costs and produced 705 million tons of GHG emissions, equaling to GHG emissions produced annually by all the cattle in Brazil, China and the U.S.
 
The primary way to combat emissions and save on fuel costs is to reduce the weight of aircrafts. Lighter planes use less fuel, resulting in fewer emissions. For example, weight reduction of only 1kg can annually save 474kg GHG emissions and $153 cost in fuel in a wide-body aircraft, while 264kg GHG emissions and $85 cost in fuel saved in a narrow-body plane.
 
Eaton contributes to sustainability with its aerospace products by reducing the overall aircraft weight. For example, Eaton once provided key power generation equipment for the Airbus A380’s first higher pressure 5000psi commercial hydraulic power generation system, helping to reduce the  weight of the aircraft by 1 metric ton. With 156 highly-efficient A380s in service globally, annual GHG emissions reduction is 74,000 metric tons, equaling to eliminating the emissions of 190 flights from London to Tokyo with 544 passengers on board.
 
Green solutions for data center and “Internet plus”
The demand for data centers keeps rising with the rapid development of internet. It means more energy will be required. For instance, data centers are among the largest consumers of electrical power in the United States and, by 2020, it is projected to increase to 104 billion kWh in the US, which is equal to the output of 50 coal-fired power plants, producing nearly 100 million metric tons of GHG emissions annually.
 
China government has issued the “Internet plus” strategy to encourage and improve the development of internet-related industry. Data centers are also marching into the cloud and green age. Eaton’s Uninterruptible Power System (UPS) helps data centers use energy more efficiently and reduce their environmental impact. 
 
Eaton’s 93PM Uninterruptible Power Systems provide clean and reliable back-up power, operating at up to 99% efficiency. They also run cooler, requiring less physical space between components and less energy to run cooling system. In this way, Eaton’s UPS contributes to lower GHG emissions.
 
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 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.