Postings tagged with: europe

Sheila Oliva| Mar 26, 2014

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Siemens Wind Power Stands Strong at EWEA 2014

The launch of the new uprated Siemens D3 wind turbine, televised interviews on Windpower Monthly TV, and the fun and educational Siemens Wind Challenge are among the highlights of the activities the Wind Power Division carried out at EWEA 2014. The European Wind Industry Association’s annual exhibition and conference took place in Barcelona, Spain between March 10-13, 2014. Uprated D3 platform wind turbineSupported by the ‘Watts up!’ tagline, the launch of the uprated 3.2 megawatt (MW) direct dr ...

Smart Grid Watch Team| Mar 04, 2014

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2014 European Smart Metering Awards cover wide range of solutions

This year's European Smart Metering Awards addressed a wide range of innovative solutions to smart metering challenges: data analytics, consumer engagement, home energy monitoring, cybersecurity and more. Siemens won the Smart Metering Technology of the Year award, for cost-effective solutions to provide meter connectivity across long distances. British Gas was named Utility of the Year for their strong focus on customer involvement via an opt-in model, and success in conveying to consumers the ...

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 ...

Usman Sindhu| Nov 15, 2013

How eMeter and Siemens are helping European utilities adapt and thrive

Europe's energy landscape is evolving swiftly -- and, together, Siemens and eMeter are helping European utilities keep up with the changes. Last month, prior to attending European Utility Week 2013, Siemens and eMeter, A Siemens Business, met with our European customers to revisit their priorities and direction. These utilities are working to understand the dynamic regulatory environment as well as their own internal business needs -- challenges faced by all utilities across Europe. They're als ...

Chris King| Nov 14, 2013

New guidelines should increase demand response in Europe

Last year the European Commission (part of the three-part EU government) published the 2012 Energy Efficiency Directive -- which set legally binding measures to step up Member States' efforts to use energy more efficiently at all stages, from production to distribution to consumption. Last week, the EC explained more about how to implement the EED, by issuing additional guidance on energy efficiency to Europe's Member States on energy efficiency. To date, demand response has been limited in Euro ...

Smart Grid Watch Team| Oct 28, 2013

European Utility Week 2013 was about Smart Grid Policy, Technology, and Customer Stories

By Usman Sindhu, Senior Product Marketing Specialist, eMeter, a Siemens Business At the European Utility Week conference in Amsterdam Oct. 15-17, utility professionals and energy industry vendors were keen to understand the innovations taking place in the industry. They're also eager to work together on addressing some growing challenges. In Europe, progress on smart grid projects varies. Most European utilities have elaborate smart grid plans, but are cautiously executing on the EU 2020 renewab ...

Smart Grid Watch Team| Oct 09, 2013

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Energy data ownership: balancing privacy and service

Smart meters can generate considerable data about how consumers use energy services. But who "owns" that data? This thorny issue makes it challenging to balance the consumer's reasonable expectation of privacy with the utility's goal of providing better service while enhancing grid operations. Next week, at European Utility Week, Larsh Johnson (Chief Technology Officer for eMeter, a Siemens business) will participate in a panel discussion exploring these issues. "Smart metering gr ...

Christian Hoffmann| May 17, 2013

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Round Table Europe: Key messages from „One integrated energy market for Europe?"

Key messages from Round Table Europe The competitiveness of the European industry is at stake with the increasing prices of energy.  An energy market framework that works for markets and economies' competitiveness will be crucial for the sustainable economic growth and for the innovative and industrialized society characteristic of the European Union. With this important take away message, I left the Round Table Europe, a key milestone on the Road to Daegu. Hosted by Melinda Crane, the event ...

Dorothee Andris| May 14, 2013


One integrated energy market for Europe: Idealistic experiment or future fact? The first of six Round Table discussions with Michael Süß will explore this theme today in Brussels

On the Siemens journey to the World Energy Congress in Daegu, South Korea, our Round Table discussions will mark important milestones along the way. In these rounds with high-profile experts, Siemens Energy CEO Michael Süß will discuss the opportunities and possibilities for a sustainable energy system with his guests. The Round Table in Brussels on May 14, 2013 will launch the series. With its ambitious goals, Europe is playing a pioneering role in the development of a sustainable energy system ...

Martin Pollock| Dec 07, 2012


Who pays for sustainability?

Last month we asked the question: do ordinary people care enough about CO2 emissions to actually change their behaviour and use energy more wisely?  Well, the answer was no.  A pair of arguments emerged. 1.  The rich minority of nations, who could afford to implement energy saving measures, are too few to make a difference, so why should they bother?  There is no point in reducing local emissions in the EU, for example, when in the far east several new coal-fired power stations are ...