Huawei Hosts an Energy Summit — Digital Energy, Powering the Low Carbon Era

Huawei hosted the Energy Summit online, which was held within the framework of HUAWEI CONNECT 2021 and themed “Digital Energy, Powering the Low Carbon Era”. During the summit, customers and partners discussed best practices in using new technologies to transition the energy industry toward carbon neutrality. Huawei also released the Global Energy Transition and Zero Carbon Development White Paper and shared its Energy Trans-Cube Strategy.

Energy Trans-Cube, Creating New Value for the Industry

After signing the Paris Agreement in 2015, more countries than ever before are committed to carbon neutrality and are taking positive actions to address climate change. Each one follows a different path, suitable to its resource profile, energy, and environment. “Despite the strong will to go carbon neutral, we need to take into account three challenges: green and low carbon development, economic development, as well as the security and continuity of energy supply. The convergence of energy transformation and digital transformation will pave the digital way for carbon neutrality,” said David Sun, Vice President of Huawei Enterprise BG and President of the Global Energy Business Unit. He added, “Huawei has developed a Trans-Cube methodology. It suggests that to get closer to a net-zero carbon intelligent energy system and achieve global zero-carbon development, we should build three core capabilities — net-zero carbon transformation, energy transformation, and digital transformation.”

The first capability — net-zero carbon transformation — will help various industries manage their carbon assets, and implement de-carbonization actions suitable to their specific contexts. In the process, they will go from low-carbon to near-zero carbon, and eventually achieve carbon neutrality.

Then, energy transformation will make energy production and consumption more reliable, secure, and efficient, transforming from a single centralized system to a diversified, distributed, and integrated one. The ultimate goal is to achieve multi-energy coordination and optimize efficiency.

Last but not least, there is digital transformation, which will enable the industry to transform from information-based to digital, and finally intelligent. With data at its core, digital transformation will enable net-zero carbon transformation and energy transformation.

White Paper Release — New Ideas to Lead the Industry

According to Guo Xiaobo, Energy expert at Deloitte China, going carbon neutral means achieving energy transformation and zero-carbon development as soon as possible, using more renewable resources, changing the way we use energy, and using new technologies to reduce emissions. Based on this, the Global Energy Transition and Zero Carbon Development White Paper analyzes the key factors affecting energy transition, and proposes a new plan for the energy sector — building a net-zero intelligent energy system.

The said system focuses on interconnecting oil, gas, electricity, heat, and hydrogen systems, and aims to achieve secure, reliable, efficient, cost-effective, and clean energy. Anthony Hu , Chief Representative for Energy Transition (Carbon Neutrality), Global Energy Business Unit of Huawei Enterprise BG, said, “The architecture of the net-zero intelligent energy system will interconnect the energy system, carbon system, and ICT infrastructure as well as eventually converging energy, carbon, information, and value flows. Gradually, it will form a system with data at its core, promoting the digitalization of the energy industry.”

Drive Data to Barrel, Embrace Intelligence to Grow

The digital transformation and intelligent development of the oil and gas industry is still in its infancy. According to Lv Gongxun, Senior Consultant of Huawei and Former General Manager of China National Corporation for Exploration and Development of Oil and Gas (CNODC), digital transformation signals four opportunities for the industry: rebuilding business models, transforming management models, innovating business models, and accelerating transformation and value growth.

Lv Gongxun also discussed the value of cloud for the oil and gas industry: “Cloud technologies enable centralized information resource planning, intelligent management and control, flexible provisioning, convenient services, and high security and efficiency. They will transform the existing business models.”

Power grids are another important area of energy transformation, rapidly evolving with new technologies. In this context, Felix Chifwaila, Senior Manager of Electro-Technical Services at ZESCO, introduced the role of video and AI in improving grid O&M capabilities. For example, visualizing channel data leads to fewer operational risks and makes inspection 80 times more efficient. Video and AI also help detect potential faults in time, helping eliminate 90% of power outages every year. Having an intelligent inspection platform and apps leads to 30% more efficient emergency response and maintenance. Mr. Chifwaila noted, “ZESCO is looking forward to continued cooperation with Huawei, helping ZESCO become a regional power hub in digital transformation.”

ICT and OT Drive Energy Digital Transformation

“As an Operation Technology (OT) system service provider, DFE actively cooperates with ICT vendors, including Huawei, to complement each other’s strengths, promote energy digital transformation, and build intelligent and innovative solutions.” — Fang Zhengji, General Manager of DFE. He introduced the innovative solutions DFE developed with Huawei — Intelligent Substation Inspection System and Automatic Transmission Line Inspection System. Powered by DFE and Huawei technologies, the two solutions help enterprises further their digital and intelligent transformation.

Like many others, Huawei started out as a non-digital native enterprise. This means that the company has accumulated extensive experience and lessons learnt through both internal projects and industry practices. It has a first-hand understanding of the challenges traditional enterprises face during digital transformation and has paved a “digital way” for the transformation and development of the energy industry.

Huawei hosts HUAWEI CONNECT 2021 online from September 23 to October 31. The theme of this year’s event is Dive into Digital. We’re going to dive deep into the practical application of technologies like cloud, AI, and 5G in all industries, and how they can make organizations of all shapes and sizes more efficient, more versatile, and ultimately more resilient as we move towards economic recovery.

For more information, please contact our local team or check out https://www.huawei.com/en/events/huaweiconnect

For more information about the Global Energy Transformation and Zero Carbon Development White Paper, click Global Energy Transition and Zero Carbon Development White Paper

Softline and Huawei Sign a Cooperation Agreement

Softline and Huawei sign a cooperation agreement to strengthen their partnership.

This is a natural development of the long-term partnership between these two IT companies advancing it to its next level. The parties plan to join forces to power the Smart Hardhats developed by Softline with Huawei technology and Wi-Fi 6 solutions. The agreement envisages closer cooperation between partners in the hardware business development and extension of the special partnership options in order to boost sales of Huawei storage systems. The document was signed by Haijun Xiao, President of Eurasia Region Enterprise Business Group, and Sergey Chernovolenko, Global CEO of Softline, during the 2020 Huawei Digital Community Conference in Moscow.

The cooperation agreement proves the partners’ willingness to consolidate their efforts to promote joint IT solutions and services and to implement new large-scale projects. In the future, this will help Softline get access to Huawei’s cutting-edge technologies on special terms. In turn, customers will be able to purchase more competitive and advanced hardware solutions, in particular storage systems, at the best prices and with the shortest delivery terms. To develop joint products efficiently, Softline and Huawei plan to hold joint conferences and seminars regularly and provide analytical and expert customer support. The companies aim to increase the number of Huawei hardware implementation projects every year.

Huawei is a global IT leader that has been actively working in Russia’s carrier, corporate, and mobile markets for over 20 years. The first Huawei office outside of China was opened in 1997 in Russia. Today, there are 11 company branch offices throughout the country, from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok. Huawei hardware and services are popular among companies in all industries.

The history of cooperation between Softline and Huawei dates back to 2015. Softline has deep expertise in implementing Huawei products, such as hardware, applications, terminals, and network devices. Softline successfully implements solution integration projects not only in Russia, but also abroad. Softline has become a Gold Partner under the Huawei Enterprise partnership program due to its success in promoting Huawei equipment in Russia. Moreover, Softline is a Huawei Certified Service Partner for data transfer, power grids, and IP networks. This status confirms Softline engineers’ high qualifications and Softline service support infrastructure’s compliance to vendor requirements. The Huawei Certified Service Partner status guarantees the quality of service for the Huawei solutions implemented.

One of the most significant Softline projects on the integration of Huawei solutions is upgrading the networks of the largest federal retailer last year. Softline offered to use Huawei solutions in all the customer’s distribution centers. Softline was named the best Huawei partner in Russia due to its performance in 2019 and was nominated for the Partner of the Year award.

“I am sure that the agreement will further strengthen our long-standing partnership and promote the demand for the products of one of the leading global telecom and hardware manufacturers and help us introduce new joint developments to the Russian market. Year after year, Softline has been improving its expertise and expanding the portfolio of Huawei products and industry-specific solutions. As a result, Huawei products provided by Softline meet a wide range of corporate and government customers’ needs, enabling the implementation of even the most sophisticated projects,”—concluded Sergey Chernovolenko.

“We highly appreciate the cooperation with Softline, and its specialists have proven they are highly qualified by successfully implementing Huawei’s advanced products and complex solutions. We are convinced that the expansion of our partnership in the areas identified today will allow us to jointly implement even more ambitious projects and achieve strategic goals in the Russian market,”—said Haijun Xiao.

About Softline

Softline is a trusted partner and reliable provider of state-of-the-art IT solutions and cybersecurity tools helping its customers undergo digital business transformation all over the world.

Softline operates in more than 50 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America, and the APAC region. Alliances and partnerships with global IT vendors allow Softline to leverage the best practices and accumulate experience in implementing comprehensive projects. During the 2019 calendar year, the turnover of Softline Group was $1.54 billion.

Learn more about Softline at www.softline.com and www.softline.ru.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global provider of IT and communication solutions, which aims to enrich people’s lives through communication. Through our innovative customer-oriented products and extensive partner network, we have achieved high results in the development of telecom networks, terminal solutions, and cloud computing systems. With 180,000 employees worldwide, Huawei is committed to facilitating the work of operators, enterprises, and end-users by providing competitive projects and services. One-third of the world’s population uses our innovative products and services in 170+ countries. Huawei is a private, employee-owned company founded in 1987. In 1997, Russia became the first foreign market for Huawei. Learn more at https://e.huawei.com/ru/.

Huawei Enterprise

The Huawei Enterprise Business Group specializes in infrastructure projects for governmental and commercial organizations, aiming to enhance their efficiency through implementation of information and communication technologies. One of Huawei’s priority tasks is to train professionals in network infrastructure, storage and analysis, cloud technology, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

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