Adam Wesoly| Feb 27, 2015


The Siemens press conference prior to the Hannover Messe 2015

From April 13 to 17, the eyes of global industry and press will be on Hanover again for the world’s largest industrial trade fair. Under the motto “On the way to Industrie 4.0 – Driving the Digital Enterprise”, Siemens will be showcasing its products and solutions for industry, energy and infrastructure for the 68th time at the Hannover Messe. Yesterday about 70 journalists from international media attended the company’s traditional pre-press conference to learn about the layout of this year’s S ...

Adam Wesoly| Feb 27, 2015


Siemens Pressekonferenz im Vorfeld zur Hannover Messe 2015

Vom 13. bis 17. April ist es wieder soweit: In Hannover öffnet die größte Industriemesse der Welt ihre Pforten. Unter dem Motto „On the way to Industrie 4.0 – Driving the Digital Enterprise“ präsentiert Siemens in diesem Jahr zum 68. Mal zukunftsweisende Produkte und Lösungen für Industrie, Energie und Infrastruktur. Gestern vermittelte in Erlangen die traditionelle Vor-Pressekonferenz rund 70 internationalen Journalisten, wie der diesjährige Messe-Stand aussehen wird und welche Innovationen aus ...

Denis Imamovic | Feb 26, 2015

Siemens GIL in Kaprun, Austria – 45° installation to connect the Limberg hydro power plant to the grid

Overhead lines in a can – the GIL alternative to power cables

This is part 2 from my gas-insulated transmission lines blogpost-series. Here you can find the introducing part: "Power trip – Are there alternatives to overhead transmission lines?". The increasing demand for power brings high-voltage and extra high-voltage lines closer to the end users in urban areas or even the heart of cities. But space for high-voltage transmission systems is more and more restricted and environmental requirements such as EMC and fire protection are of fundamenta ...

Living Energy| Feb 25, 2015

I am a partisan, but don't call the police! - Professor Jacob Østergaard sees himself at the forefront of decentralized energy production

The energy partisan

Professor Jacob Østergaard, electrical engineer and founding head of the Centre for Electric Power and Energy at Denmark's Technical University (DTU), is a respectable scientist. It might strike one as a surprise then if he introduces himself as a partisan. “But please don't call the police,” he says to the team of Living Energy. “I’m a legal partisan, and I’m not using bombs or bullets for my revolution.” Instead, Jacob Østergaard uses steel, polymers, and the latest feats of engineering. “I’m ...

Lonnie Barker| Feb 19, 2015


The time is NOW to take a fresh look at upgrading technologies

Since late-2014, the price of crude oil has consistently been dropping lower and lower. Already, we’ve already seen a decrease in drilling, fracking and production cuts, not to mention thousands of layoffs. The predictions of when prices will be back into the $70 BBL mark have ranged from July 2015 to the second quarter of 2016. While this may seem like a cruel (short-term) eternity, this could actually be a blessing in disguise for the industry. With dropping crude prices, it’s the ideal time t ...