Franz Friese| Feb 13, 2014


Anforderungen an den Frequenzumrichter – heute und morgen

Seit über 100 Jahren profitiert die produzierende Industrie von elektrischen Antrieben. Um auch den zukünftigen Herausforderungen gewachsen zu sein, lohnt es sich, auf dem neuesten Stand zu bleiben. Wie aber entwickeln sich Antriebe in Zeiten steigender Anforderungen hinsichtlich Flexibilität, Effizienz und Sicherheit? Der Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e. V. (ZVEI) hat Ende 2013 eine Publikation veröffentlicht, die unter anderem auf eben diese Themen eingeht. Flexibilitä ...

Smart Grid Watch Team| Feb 12, 2014

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Smarter grids for more renewable energy in Europe: Siemens workshop at E-world 2014

The growth in renewable generation is one of the greatest challenges to power distribution networks -- and it takes a smart grid to handle this well. While European energy policymakers wrestle with harmonizing the continent's complex regulatory patchwork, the technology to put more renewable energy onto Europe's power networks marches forward. In a recent Electric Light & Power article, top Siemens executives noted: "Substation automation is integral to building a more intelligent grid ...

John Dronette| Feb 12, 2014


How do you control the production cost of animal feeds?

When blending animal feeds, closely controlling the feed blend ensures proper taste and nutrition while keeping production costs down. Additives, such as fats and vitamins, are added to base feed products for taste and nutrition. If not enough additives are blended, the animals may not receive proper nutrition or eat the feed because of the taste. As some additives can be costly, adding more than necessary will increase the cost of the feed.For example, consider a feed mill that requires blendin ...

Smart Grid Watch Team| Feb 11, 2014

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What happened at DistribuTECH 2014: Siemens recap

This year's DistribuTECH, a leading utility industry event focused on power distribution, covered many hot topics in the global utility industry -- automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, smart metering, grid operations and reliability, power delivery equipment, commercial and industrial energy management technology and water utility technology. An overarching theme that emerged from this conference was the importance and ubiquity of dat ...

Smart Grid Watch Team| Feb 11, 2014


Business transformation: This year's crucial utility challenge (DistribuTECH 2014 video)

In New Brunswick, Canada, a Siemens consulting project is charting a course to transform how utilities do business. There, the Siemens North American Smart Grid Center of Competence has partnered with their local utility, New Brunswick Power, to address industry trends that are challenging the traditional utility business model. The Siemens Smart Grid Compass methodology, a key tool in achieving transformation at NB Power, was showcased at DistribuTECH. Siemens management consultant John Cooper ...