Postings tagged with: energy

Chris King| Jul 24, 2015

Empowered Consumers Like their Utility

J.D. Power’s new customer satisfaction survey found consumers want to control their energy use and, actually, communicate with their utility. They also like having choices.Overall customer satisfaction rose for the third year in a row, with communications and price satisfaction the drivers. Today's customers not only want more communication, but they want it to empower them. Control: consumers want more control over their energy consumption and production. Almost 30% of customers are considerin ...

Chris King| Jul 17, 2015


A New Paradigm in EV Charging - More Convenient, Less Expensive

I had the pleasure this week at LinkedIn’s global headquarters of helping to introduce a radical new concept in electric vehicle charging.FreeWire Technologies, Inc. is piloting its invention, the Mobi Charger™, to provide EV charging to LinkedIn’s employees. Mobi Charger turns traditional charging on its head by bringing the charger to the car – instead of the driver bringing the car to the charger. Siemens is a partner in the project, providing the data collection, management, and energy billi ...

Chris King| Jun 24, 2015

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New York Approves Major New Demand Response Programs for This Summer

Last week, in its Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding, and based on the success of a similar program at Consolidated Edison of New York, the New York Public Service Commission approved new demand response programs for the other four regulated New York’s utilities: Central Hudson Electric & Gas, New York State Electric and Gas, Niagara Mohawk Power, and Rochester Gas and Electric. The programs are in line with the state’s REV vision, a process for transitioning the electric system t ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Jun 05, 2015

Wind Turbines made for the American market

Part of the Siemens Story

Author: Stephen Bent, Safety Training Specialist with Siemens Wind Power My proudest moment as a Siemens employee was becoming a training specialist and being able to have an impact on the lives of our technicians and their safety in the field. The best part about my job is getting to see new faces every day, getting to see old faces that I've worked with previously out in the field and getting to see them in a different capacity here at our Wind Service Training Center in Orlando. Joining Sie ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Jun 01, 2015

The key feature, which improves performance, is the extended blade length

The Right Turbine for the Americas Markets

Author: Juan Gutierrez, Head of Onshore Product Lifecycle Management To ensure that our new SWT-2.3-120 wind turbine meets the specific needs of our customers in the Americas region, we listened to our customers. We also listened to our employees, and we gathered their input to take our proven G2 platform to the next level. The days of a one-size-fits-all approach are gone. The SWT-2.3-120 is a turbine that is designed to meet the needs of America, one of our key markets. Our goal is simple: T ...

Harald Mayer| Jun 01, 2015


Customer Support Center for Power and Energy: Support when you need it.

Managing a global powerhouse with business taking place in over 190 regions is no small task. Taking care of its customers’ enquiries for the energy industry on a global scale is not a walk in the park either. Michael Freitag, Head of Customer Support Center for Power and Energy at Siemens explains how his team tackles this challenge in a new video interview. Michael mentions that there are a variety of requests that the Customer Support Center is processing. “We are in charge of all customer in ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| May 29, 2015

The new SWT-2-3-120 wind turbine is truly a machine that is designed for American needs

Made for American needs

Author: Jacob Andersen, CEO of Siemens Wind Power Onshore Americas Siemens’ new SWT-2.3-120 wind turbine builds on the proven design principles of our G2 platform - one of the bestselling product lines in wind turbine history. We have developed this new turbine to meet the needs of our customers in the United States and throughout the Americas. A team based in our Wind Power Onshore Americas headquarters in Orlando, Florida, coordinated and led the development of the turbine. Our proximity to ...

Usman Sindhu| May 27, 2015

Exploring Merits of the Transactive Energy Model

I recently attended a workshop hosted by GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC) on transactive energy. The participants discussed developments of Transactive Energy in North America. There was discussion on how Transactive Energy concept is evolving and who can benefit from it. According to GWAC: “The term “transactive energy” is used here to refer to techniques for managing the generation, consumption or flow of electric power within an electric power system through the use of economic or market ...

Christian Böse-Baer| May 26, 2015


IDS roadshow truck – Energy-saving and reliable operation of turbomachinery

Under the banner of “IDS - Extra Value Integrated”, the new Integrated Drive Systems (IDS) roadshow truck is on its European tour. The third article of our series on the exhibits in the IDS roadshow truck shows how perfectly matched combination of Simotics FD motors and Sinamics G120P frequency converters enable the cost-efficient, energy-saving and reliable operation of turbomachinery. Pumps, fans and compressors are playing a central role in a wide range of industrial sectors. Turbomachines a ...

Christian Böse-Baer| May 20, 2015


IDS roadshow truck – Discrete materials and container handling

Under the heading “IDS - Extra Value Integrated”, the new IDS roadshow truck has been touring Europe since November 2014. A series of three news articles to be published in the course of the coming weeks describes the main exhibits in the truck. The second article of our four-part series “Exhibits in the IDS roadshow truck” presents the IDS portfolio of drive and automation solutions for discrete materials and container handling systems. The seamless interaction of all IDS components allows Sie ...