Hitachi ABB Power Grids has launched EconiQ – its portfolio of high-voltage SF6-free Gas-Insulated Switchgear. The GIS uses a fluoronitrile-based gas mixture which is a viable alternative to SF6, the most potent greenhouse gas. European commission in its September 2020 report concluded that fluorinitrile-based gas mixtures are a feasible alternative to SF6. Currently, EconiQ has 2 product offerings:
• ELK-04, 145 kV, EconiQ
• ELK-3, 420 kV EconiQ busducts Link to the news: https://www.hitachiabb-powergrids.com/news/global-news/press-releases/hitachi-abb-power-grids-launches-econiq-exceptional-solutions-for-the-environment