Postings tagged with: energy


Christian Böse-Baer| May 20, 2015

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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 ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| May 20, 2015

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Good for Siemens, Great for the U.S.A.

Author: Paul Medina, Loads, Controls, Acoustics Team Lead We take a lot of pride in the SWT-2.3-120 because it benefits the U.S. market. We have built relationships with some of the people who are going to be working with and servicing this turbine, and we’ve seen where it is going to be installed and how well it’s going to perform. We’ve been to sites in Texas, Oklahoma Iowa and other states, and we know who we’re designing it for - we’re designing it for home. Personally, I find it very rewa ...

Christian Böse-Baer| May 12, 2015

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IDS roadshow truck – Improving the performance and energy efficiency of storage-and-retrieval systems

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 first of these articles explains why drive and automation solutions are key to improving the performance and energy efficiency of storage-and-retrieval systems in high-bay warehouses. So-called rack feeder systems have become an essential part of mo ...

Harald Mayer| May 11, 2015

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Field Services: Siemens keeps power networks running, anywhere in the world

Outages and other power grid problems can strike at any time — even during a holiday, when there might be fewer staff available to make repairs. Siemens Field Services helps ensure system reliability by managing maintenance, repairs and more for transmission and distribution networks. In a new video, Michael Gillessen, Head of Operational Services for Siemens Asset Services, offers some examples of how Siemens Field Services helps customers around the world keep their medium- and high-voltage sw ...

Living Energy| May 04, 2015

Dr Michael Weinhold - CTO of the Siemens Energy Management Division

Weinhold’s Power Lines: Brains and Brawn - The Electronics Revolution and the Energy System

What is power? In human interactions, the term often refers to physical strength, but we also speak of “the power of information” as a way of shaping and directing the course of events. Power is the ability to influence the world in both material and immaterial ways – through intelligence and muscles, through brains and brawn. The same is true for the way in which electronics has reshaped the energy system. It was the invention of the transistor and its first commercial usage in the 1950s that ...

Chris King| Apr 27, 2015

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Tesla, cheaper batteries for solar systems, and managing the demise of traditional utility business models

A few weeks ago, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk took to Twitter to issue a new product announcement tease: “Major new Tesla product line—not a car—will be unveiled at our Hawthorne Design Studio on Thursday at 8 pm, April 30.” Word on the street is that the new product will be Tesla’s entry into home energy storage, leveraging Tesla’s battery Gigafactory announced last year. This joint venture between Tesla and Panasonic, expected to be completed in Nevada in 2020, would become the world’s larg ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Apr 24, 2015

SIESTORAGE - initial installation at Enel in Italy

Continuous Power Flow? Totally Integrated!

Walking from one end of Siemens’ 3,500-sqm exhibition area to the other at this year’s Hannover Messe one solution was prevalent across all areas, from Energy to Industry: Totally Integrated Power. It was a way to physically experience the comprehensive scope of Siemens’ end-to-end portfolio encompassing software and hardware products, systems and solutions for all voltage levels – from high-voltage in-feed, to low-voltage consumption, from grid access via industry application to home supply. Ba ...

Alicia Carrasco| Apr 22, 2015

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Transforming Energy Regulations and Markets: Ofgem Seeks Input

As the electric power industry evolves, new business models present many opportunities and risks. Seeking options to constructively and proactively transform the energy market (while also lowering electric bills, benefiting the environment, and protecting the interest of current and future consumers) U.K. energy regulator Ofgem has opened a consultation to investigate nontraditional business models. Submit comments to Ofgem here: http://bit.ly/1Ga0I24. Input is invited from from utilities, i ...

Saving costs is an important factor in the wind energy business

Higher Cost Efficiency for Wind Energy

In an environmentally friendly generation mix, wind energy is now playing a major role the world over. A long way to come for a comparatively young technology. While developments to tap its full potential are still well under way, Siemens’ wind energy innovations showcased  at this year’s Hannover Messe have  one goal in common: To make the well-established renewable energy source more cost efficient. Siemens is aiming to reduce the costs of wind power. Different approaches will contribute to t ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Apr 16, 2015

Digitalization is enhancing Sustainable Energy Production - ALICE is a self-optimization process that has been developed to teach wind turbines how to automatically and optimally adapt their operation to its local conditions

The Winds of Digital Change - How Digitalization is enhancing Sustainable Energy Generation

As in previous years, the vast majority of solutions being showcased at this year’s Hannover Messe are focused on industrial digitalization in line with that ubiquitous buzzword, Industrie 4.0. As a counterpoint to this prevailing wind, I’d like to use this post to take a look at how digitalization is also revolutionizing the way energy is generated – and more specifically, wind energy. Two innovations in particular have caught my eye this year at the Siemens booth in Hall 9, which show how digi ...


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