Vienna (OTS) – At yesterday’s Huawei Digital Power Summit in Vienna, key industry representatives and experts gathered to discuss strategies, challenges, and opportunities for sustainability development.
In the next two decades, the world will experience profound changes that will affect every aspect of our lives: The most important role will be played by the energy transition, including the decarbonization of power generation and the electrification of energy consumption. For this reason, Huawei launched the Digital Power Summit, providing a platform for industry representatives, partners, and experts to exchange and discuss. This year, the high-level event was held for the first time at Vienna’s Kursalon Hübner and focused on sustainability and climate neutrality. Harvey Zhang, CEO of Huawei Austria, was pleased about the great interest in the new event format: “Huawei is committed to protecting the environment and biodiversity in Austria with a wide range of projects. Today, we welcome here important players of the Austrian economy. Our goal: to walk the path towards a green future together.”
Photovoltaics as a key technology
An important focus topic at the event was the increasing use of photovoltaic systems as a renewable energy source in Austria. At Vienna Airport, for example, the largest PV system in Austria has been built in recent years with the support of Huawei. Bernhard Weixelbraun, Head of Supply and Waste Management, Planning, Construction & Facility Management at Vienna Airport emphasized, “Together with Huawei’s innovative technology, we have built the largest photovoltaic system in Austria at Vienna Airport, covering an area of 50 soccer fields. As the first airport in Europe, we will thus manage to become CO2 neutral by 2023, something we are very proud of.”
Another important partner of Huawei is the Austrian company SKE Engineering GmbH: “For more than 10 years, we have maintained a close partnership with Huawei in the field of photovoltaics. As a Huawei sales partner in Austria, the focus is not only on sustainable Huawei energy storage products, but also on topics such as digitalization and training of future workers in the photovoltaic sector,” says Gerald Hotz, the company’s sales manager.
However, achieving CO2 neutrality requires the efforts not only of companies, but also of cities. The city of Vienna is a pioneer in this respect, as Klemens Himpele, CIO of the City of Vienna, emphasized in his speech: “Technological progress is the basis of our current prosperity. Viennese digitalization’ is anchored as one of the six priority topics of Vienna’s economic strategy. This is the only way we can continue to ensure a high quality of life for all Viennese while conserving resources in the future. I am therefore pleased to join other experts today to talk about the contribution of IT to achieving climate goals.”
Ma Qi, Director of Huawei Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia summed up, “We have seen many great presentations today. I am sure: Austria is ready for the energy transition.”
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