News Release

CIGRE 2022 Technical Exhibition

~ Toshiba ESS to Showcase Latest Environmentally-Friendly Products & Solutions in the Field of Transmission and Distribution Systems ~

  • INFORMATION
  • Transmission & Distribution
  • Renewable Energy
  • R & D / Technology
  • Exhibitions / presentations

August 19, 2022

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation

KAWASAKI, JAPAN - Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (hereinafter “Toshiba ESS”) today announced it will exhibit an array of new sustainability products & solutions in the field of transmission and distribution systems at the CIGRE 2022 Technical Exhibition, held at Palais des Congrès in Paris, France from August 29 to September 2, 2022.

The Toshiba ESS booth (Booth number:S170) will feature videos and information panels which explain its environmentally-friendly products and services within transmission and distribution systems. Most notable of these is the recently announced AEROXIA™, *1 system – Toshiba ESS’s natural-origin gas insulated switchgear*2. Rather than using SF6 (sulfur hexafluoride), which has high global warming potential (GWP), it is both safer and has a reduced risk for the environment on global warming in the event of leakage. The exhibit will also include actual surge arresters and protection relays, as well as a mock-up of the AEROXIATM.

Alongside AEROXIATM, Toshiba ESS’s booth will exhibit the following technologies:

1. Power electronics technology
 In anticipation of the proliferation of offshore wind power generation and similar technologies, Toshiba ESS will exhibit its VSC-HVDC*3 systems and STATCOM*4 systems for ensuring a stable supply of renewable energy from remote locations, along with examples of installations in Japan and future goals for the technology.

2. High-voltage substation equipment
 An introduction to Toshiba ESS’s various products and solutions for high-voltage substation equipment, including environmentally-friendly substation equipment which offers excellent safety and serviceability, and surge arresters which use polymers to achieve a reduced size and weight.

3. Protection relays
 The latest models of Toshiba ESS’s digital protection relays.

4. Exhibition of Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems (India) Prv.Ltd products
 A showcase of products (distribution transformers, inverter duty transformers, and gas-insulated switchgears) produced by Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems (India) Prv.Ltd, its overseas subsidiary and manufacturing base in India.

5. Microgrid systems
 An overview of solutions for microgrids, which are economical, environmentally friendly, and help speed up the adoption of renewable energy.

Toshiba ESS Group continues to pursue global expansion in the electric power transmission and distribution system business and is also aiming for growth in the energy aggregation business. We look forward to receiving visitors at the exhibition booth, S170.

CIGRE (Conseil International des Grands Réseaux Électriques / International Council for Large Electric Systems) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1921 as a forum for discussing the highly varied technical issues involved in electric power transmission and distribution. The biennial session and technical exhibition have been held in Paris since 1994, returning this year for the first time since 2018 after the 2020 exhibition was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The session and exhibition bring together approximately 9,600 industry professionals (actual 2018 attendee numbers, according to the organizer) from all over the world.

Illustration of the booth


*1:“AEROXIA” is a term coined by Toshiba ESS from “AERO” (natural origin gas) and “AXIA” (“value” in Greek)
*2:Gas-insulated switchgears (GIS) are devices consisting of circuit breakers to interrupt current and prevent it from affecting other power equipment in the event of an anomaly in the transmission line, as well as other components including disconnectors for switching transmission systems, surge arresters, and metering transformers.
*3:VSC-HVDC: High-Voltage Direct Current based on Voltage Source Converters
*4:STATCOM: STATic synchronous COMpensator

Panels -for a limited period until Feb.2023-


Movies -for a limited period until Feb.2023-


Gas-insulated switchgears (GIS) -AEROXIA™-

The future vision of the grid -Grid2050-

Digital Twin of Power system infrastructure

Information in the News Release, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the News Release , but is subject to change without prior notice.