Power 2020 – transforming to enhance performance
Since the last edition of Saft international Magazine, a lot has happened at our company. Our strategy, Power 2020, is on track and we are seeing the first operational benefits starting to bear fruit.Transformationplansarewell underwayinourfourdivisions,aswell asinthefunctions.Wehaveinvested inatechnologyincubator,wherewe areinnovatingforthefuture;sharing technologyprototypesearly,collaborating closely with customers and co-creating with suppliers. You can read more about our incubator on page10. Commercially, we have had somegoodsuccessesthisyear.CeB (CompanhiaenergeticadeBrasilia), theBrazilianpowerutility,isreplacing the existing lead-acid batteries in 34 substations with Saft’s Uptimax nickel-basedbatteries.Uptimaxwill provide CeB a significant increase in reliability and availability, while reducing battery maintenance and replacement costs. We also won a contract to deliver megawatt-scale lithium-ionbatterysystemforFortum inthelargestelectricitystoragepilot projectinthenordiccountries. WelaunchedournewLMcellfor smart meters, which is especially resistanttohotclimates.itwillhelp ustowinmorebusinessintheMiddle eastandAsia.inSpace,wesaidfarewell to the Philae lander – Rosetta mission–whichwascrashedintothe cometon30thSeptember.Allofusat Saftareveryproudthatourbattery wasthetechnologychosentopower suchacriticalmission. Thisyear,Safthashadachangeof ownership.Whilewearenowafullyowned subsidiary of Total, Saft will continuetooperateasastand-alone company.Totalisfullysupportiveof ourPower2020strategyandwewill continue down that path, with the backingofTotalhelpingustobecome astrongercompany.Wehavebegun to work with our counterparts in Totaltoidentifypotentialopportunities,bothinoil&gas,andinregions where they have a strong presence andcanopendoorsforSaft.Weare investigatingwhethertherearejoint opportunitieswithSunPower,Total’s solar PV subsidiary, to develop the roleofbatteriesintheintermittencyof renewables.Andwe’rediscussinghow wecanleveragetechnologydevelopmentinbothcompanies,aswellasin theportfolioofcompaniesthatmake up Total’s energy Ventures. Total’s ambitionistobepresentacrossthe entireelectricityvaluechainandSaft hasakeyroletoplay,thankstothe growing importance of batteries in energystorageandefficiency. That’s why - together with Total Saft is in the right place, at the right time.
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