Claudio Facchin

Hitachi Energy

Chief Executive Officer

Claudio Facchin is Senior Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi, Ltd. since April 2021. He is also the CEO of Hitachi Energy since July 2020. Prior to this he was global President of the Power Grids business between 2016 and 2020 and the President of the Power Systems division from December 2013 to the end of 2015. Before taking up this position he was Chairman and President of ABB China and responsible for the company’s North Asia region since January 2010. He joined ABB Italy in 1995. In 2002 he moved to Zurich, Switzerland to head the global Service business for the erstwhile Utilities division. He was subsequently appointed as global Business manager for Substations within the Power Systems division. Claudio has a degree in Industrial Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy.

Sessions With Claudio Facchin

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:10pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 06:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 07:10 pm

    Electric Grid Reliability & Resiliency: Climate, planning & technology

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Grid reliability and, importantly, resiliency is paramount and will increasingly become more important as we electrify energy demand in the quest to decarbonize the energy system. Weather patterns are more severe and changing around the world. Being resilient to weather impact is both the ability to withstand a severe event as well as recover from its impact. Emerging innovations, changes in planning and operations, and application of new technologies and techniques will all be necessary to respond to this challenge. The US federal government has recognized this need and is providing significant support in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)for this new world.

Thursday, 10 March

  • 03:05pm - 03:45pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 09:05 pm - 10/mar/2022 09:45 pm

    Creating Reliable & Resilient Power Markets & Systems

    Panel Power & Renewables

    The electric power industry is in the midst of a dramatic transformation driven by technology, policy, and regulatory change. Wind, solar, and energy storage are growing rapidly and reshaping power supply. Meanwhile, greater electrification is expected to have widespread demand-side impacts. Wholesale power markets are evolving to accommodating the shifting landscape, but further adaptation will be necessary to maintain reliable and resilient markets. What will become of energy markets in a low-carbon future? What new pricing mechanisms may emerge? Are there limits to what markets can achieve? What lessons about market design have we already learned?