Postings tagged with: energy efficiency

Gerhard Stauss| Apr 22, 2015


Top-class energy efficiency

Sirius switching devices are ready for the new international IE3 energy efficiency class, which has been a legal requirement in Europe since January 01, 2015 for motors in line operation. The higher energy savings with industrial motors go hand in hand with increased starting currents and changed dynamic operating behavior. The Sirius switching devices also offer optimized switching and protection functions. A description of the challenges faced by the Siemens developers and other background inf ...

Adam Wesoly| Mar 25, 2015


A promising future for water – a question of efficient technology 

Water covers two-thirds of the earth, and only 0.3 percent of it is available in potable form. With the world’s population growing rapidly, something must to be done about this situation. We need innovative technology that can sustainably and efficiently ensure the supply of drinking water. At Wasser Berlin International, which takes place from March 24 to 27, 2015, international experts will come together under the motto “Green Cities – Blue Solutions” to share their experiences and learn about ...

Living Energy| Jan 15, 2015

Preparing for the interview with CEO Bob Carter and President Todd Carter

Telling the Story

Over three days in August, Diana Smith, a journalist and resident of Texas, met up with the Carter family, who head the Dallas-based Panda Power Funds, to interviews them and research for a reportage in Living Energy. She is telling the inspiring story of the Carter’s – well, Texas-sized – hospitality!Our job was to cover intricate workings of a power plant and the people responsible for it. Like many, I get up bleary-eyed in the morning and flip on the light switch, having just a vague notion o ...

Living Energy| Jan 13, 2015

All the Carters share a big love for the wildlife

Getting Back More than You Can Ever Dream

The other of the Panda house and name, Janice Carter, invited the Living Energy media team to her office and her home to discuss her family, her work and why giving back really matters.Recently, a high school senior from a low income, inner city neighborhood in Dallas made a trip to see Janice Carter at her tenth floor office in the company’s downtown high rise. “I told her to sit in my chair,” Carter relates. As she was sitting there taking in the beautifully-appointed office and expansive view ...

Living Energy| Jan 07, 2015

The mayor of the City of Temple, Danny Dunn greets Panda Power Funds President Todd Carter

Generating Power and Tax Revenue

During a summer visit to bucolic Temple, Texas, Living Energy had the pleasure of meeting the town’s Mayor Danny Dunn. The Temple plant delivered turnkey ready by Siemens for Panda Power is the largest private investment Temple has ever seen.For Mayor Dunn, “Temple Tomorrow” is more than just a city’s promotional slogan. It is the theme adopted by Temple city leaders for its strategic vision and plan and a crucial guideline in his role governing the city. Critical to that plan is growing the tax ...

Living Energy| Dec 30, 2014

Sean Hausman is the plant manager at Temple 1, the new combined-cycle gas and steam power plant that Siemens built with the latest Flex Plant fast start capability for Panda Power

There’s Nothing Like It

Sean Hausman, plant manager of Panda Power Funds Temple 1 power station, recently showcased the advanced workings of the state-of-the-art facility to the journalistic team from Living Energy.At the busy Temple 1 plant, he is like the captain of a great ship, overseeing a vast Siemens-designed Flex-Plant™ , a 758-megawatt operation that produces enough electricity to power approximately 750,000 homes. When the plant’s twin sister, Temple 2 becomes operational in 2015, the production will double. ...

Living Energy| Dec 17, 2014

“Our Temple project is the cleanest, most efficient power plant in Texas, if not the USA,” says Todd Carter about Panda’s latest collaboration with Siemens and their Flex Plant™ technology

A Life-Changing Experience

Todd Carter, senior partner and president of the family company, Panda Power Funds, recently related a story to Living Energy – on location to research a reportage and shoot a documentary – while at the company’s headquarters in Dallas.Not so long ago, Carter was sitting on a school stage, watching as his teenage son, Blake, spoke to young children at a Panda-built school in Nepal, and found himself visibly moved. “It was a great moment, like, 'How cool is that?'” says the Dallas native, who is ...

Living Energy| Dec 08, 2014

A life-long passion for wildlife - Panda Power Funds CEO Bob Carter in his office

Everyone Thinks Big in Texas

Panda Power Funds is in the process of building one of the cleanest high-efficient power plant fleet in the USA. Showing the Living Energy journalistic team around Texas, Panda’s pater familias, Bob Carter, explains why.Bob Carter, CEO of Panda Power Funds and a Robert Mitchum movie star lookalike, almost never stops working as we discovered on a three-day visit to Texas in August. Whether in his Dallas office or on his West Texas ranch, Carter is constantly checking on business. The reason? He ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Nov 25, 2014

The Power the World Power Booth invites people to learn more about energy poverty and to get involved

Power the World: Full Power for Frankfurt

It’s almost eight o’clock in the evening in Frankfurt, Germany. Here at the Festhalle concert hall, there is still some time until the concert starts. The area around the event location is already really crowded, the people are excited to see the band Linkin Park and look forward  to having a great time. Yet, before it starts there is one topic the band wants to raise awareness of: Nearly 1.3 billion people, or about 20 percent of the world’s population, do not have access to modern energy. This ...

Andrea Kerber| Nov 19, 2014


Storage and retrieval machine with Integrated Drive Systems

Greater material throughput, noticeably lower energy consumption, and flexible standards-compliant safety features with no additional expense – there are many convincing reasons for using Integrated Drive Systems in storage and retrieval machines. Siemens employee Rolf Lorenz, the Siemens sales representative responsible for the relationship with KASTO Maschinenbau in Achern, reports about an actual scenario. The use of Integrated Drive Systems for the drive and automation of storage and retri ...