Navigating Europe’s MV Switchgear Landscape in the Era of SF6-Phaseout

15th May | 14:00-15:00 CEST








About the Webinar

We will be delving into the pivotal transition unfolding in the medium-voltage (MV) switchgear landscape against the backdrop of the phaseout of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) in Europe. SF6, long regarded as a cornerstone in the electricity sector for its insulating properties, faces increasing scrutiny due to its potent greenhouse gas emissions. Throughout our session, we’ll explore the multifaceted implications of this shift, starting with an in-depth understanding of SF6’s role in the electricity sector and its historical significance. We’ll then navigate through the European MV switchgear market, dissecting current trends and growth drivers amidst the EU’s renewable energy and sustainability targets. Additionally, we’ll unravel the intricate legislative frameworks surrounding SF6, including pivotal regulations such as F-Gas Regulations and EPA standards, shedding light on the compliance landscape and its impact on industry practices. Most importantly, our discussion will extend to exploring viable alternatives to SF6, evaluating insulation technologies and product benchmarks to equip attendees with actionable insights for navigating this evolving terrain.

Agenda (60 mins)

  • Introduction
  • Understanding SF6 Application in the Electricity Sector
      • Overview of SF6: Its applications, properties, Global Warming Potential (GWP).
      • Insights into SF6 application in the Electricity sector, particularly in Gas-Insulated Switchgear (GIS), and its historical importance.
  • MV Switchgear Market Overview
      • Overview of current trends and growth drivers shaping the European MV switchgear market.
  • EU Sustainability Targets
      • Overview of the EU’s directive aimed at increasing the share of renewable energy in the energy mix and its implications for the electricity sector.
      • Discussion on the EU’s ambitious goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, including strategies for decarbonizing the electricity sector and reducing reliance on high-GWP gases like SF6.
  • Legislative Processes around SF6
      • EU F-Gas Regulations
      • Global Regulations Overview
  • State of SF6-Alternative Technologies
      • Presentation of available alternatives to SF6, focusing on insulation technologies and product benchmarking.
      • Overview of SF6 alternatives, including a comparative analysis of performance, environmental impact, and commercial viability.
  • Conclusion
      • Summary of critical insights and takeaways from the webinar, emphasizing the importance of adapting to the changing regulatory landscape.
      • Call to action for continued exploration of sustainable solutions and proactive engagement with industry developments.
  • Questions

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Muhammad Usman

Analyst II


Saad Habib

Analyst I

Saqib Saeed

Chief Product Officer


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