Postings tagged with: energy

TheEnergyBlog Team| Apr 15, 2014

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Hannover Messe 2014 - Smart grids are about to get a whole lot smarter

Part 2 of Prof. Dr. Michael Weinhold’s insights into the future of energy from an interview given at Hannover Messe on April 8: What would power plants be without grids?  “Grids are the glue that holds it all together,” said Dr. Weinhold. “They are a highly efficient means of transportation, and efficiency in transmission is obviously critical in terms of cost and practical delivery.” Dr. Weinhold predicts significant advances ahead for grids: “I see a very wide span of development. I see super- ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Apr 10, 2014


Hannover Messe 2014 - Conventional and renewable energy will dance even more closely together

Part 1 of Prof. Dr. Michael Weinhold’s 4 insights into the future of energy, which he shared in an interview at Hannover Messe on April 8:The key issues in managing the relationship between conventional and renewable energy are efficiency and flexibility, according to Prof. Dr. Weinhold. “This relates to both conventional and renewable power plants and how we integrate both to meet power needs in the most efficiently seamless method possible,” he said. “We have more and more renewables with vari ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Apr 08, 2014

Dr Boehm at the Life needs power Forum 2014

Hannover Messe 2014 - Thinking big on energy development

The big picture is a big deal according to Dr Hans-Peter Böhm of Siemens, who spoke at “Life Needs Power” – The Energy Forum at Hannover Fair 2014 on Monday, April 7. “The most important thing to do when considering the future of energy is to think about the entire system,” he said. He made the remark after a panel discussion that featured Prof. Jochen Kreusel (ETG-VDE), Hildegard Müller (BDEW), Dr Jürgen Tzschoppe (Statkraft), Harald Uphoff (BEE) and Prof. Christof Weber (Universität Duisburg ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Mar 31, 2014

Joachim Wieder

"I am really happy that we did such a good job"

Joachim Wieder, who shares some of his personal experiences and impressions in this blogpost, was the Siemens project manager in charge at the Geregu II power plant. He was responsible for technical and general project management duties during the construction and warranty phases of the Geregu I power plant project, which started in early 2005, as well as other warranty projects before he was entrusted with the project management position at Geregu II. Projects like Geregu II are always a challe ...

Sheila Oliva| Mar 30, 2014

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Uprated 3.2 MW Siemens D3 wind turbines launched

The Wind Power Division has uprated its D3 onshore platform wind turbines. The new SWT-3.2-101, SWT-3.2-108 and SWT-3.2-113 machines feature improved performance from 3.0 to 3.2 megawatts (MW) and implement the sum of design and operational experiences. The uprated products will enter serial production by the end of 2014. They will be available with 101 and 108 meter rotors for IEC class IA sites, and a 113 meter rotor for IEC class IIA sites. The 3 MW version will remain available for project s ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Mar 17, 2014

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You can feel a sense of »get-up-and-go«

Roland May is a Berlin-based director and author. Having worked as a freelance editor for several German TV stations and formats and later as a director for advertising films for several years, he co-founded the Lavafilm production company  in 2001, which regularly contributes documentaries for renowned TV stations, such as ARD, ZDF, and ARTE. In November 2013 May visited Nigeria to work on a video about the Geregu II power plant, which was delivered by Siemens as a turnkey project. In this blog ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Mar 05, 2014

Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser at the CERAWeek 2014

The future of global energy supply - CERAWeek 2014

In many countries, the future of energy is now at the very top of the agenda. The demand for electrical power alone is growing three times as fast as the world’s population. By 2030, global electricity requirements could, accordingly, increase by two-thirds. At the same time, the challenges facing the world’s energy markets couldn’t be more varied. While energy demand is increasing in the world’s growth markets, cost-efficiency and, in some cases, climate protection are the main priorities in in ...

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Siemens 360°: Wind Power

Competitive renewable energy sources are important for the success of Germany’s transition to a new energy mix. Take an interactive look behind the scenes at Siemens Wind Power. If a majority of the country’s electricity is to be generated from renewable energy sources, these sources must be competitive even without subsidies. Wind energy is close to achieving this goal, as the innovations being developed by Siemens will make wind power as cost-efficient as coal-fired power. These include partic ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Feb 25, 2014

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Future Influencers: A virtual think tank community initiated by Siemens

Siemens initiated the exclusive global online community “Future Influencers” to bring together tomorrow’s thought leaders to foster relationships and a continuous dialogue with the brightest and most talented young movers and shakers. The community serves as an online think tank, where young high-potentials have the opportunity to collaborate on the most pressing sustainability challenges of our time. Our goalThe project started with one initial question: What do future thought leaders think abo ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Feb 17, 2014


Hi-Tech in 60 Seconds - Hydraulic Clearance Optimization

Hans Maghon is back with another short video - And he brings along his hairdryer again. If you watched the last film about cooling shields, you know that this means he has prepared a new experiment for you.  This time it´s all about the perfect gap. Because a gas turbine runs more efficiently when the rotor blade tips run closer to the casing. Hans shows how millimeters can increase power. We hope you like the video!