Postings tagged with: power


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

Solar+Battery

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 ...

Dimitri Huys| Apr 13, 2015

tarfaya

Le parc éolien Tarfaya (Maroc) exploite le vent

42 % d'énergie renouvelable d'ici 2020 : pour atteindre cet objectif, les pouvoirs publics marocains font appel à Siemens depuis des années. C'est ainsi que fin 2014, le parc éolien de Tarfaya a été mis en service. Il s'agit du plus grand parc onshore d'Afrique : 131 turbines SWT-2.3-101 produites et installées par Siemens fournissent chacune 2,3 MW d’énergie.

TheEnergyBlog Team| Apr 13, 2015

Synchronous generator

How Digitization Drives Smart Grid Innovation

At this year’s Hannover Messe Siemens is showcasing the opportunities of Industry 4.0 and digitization for the energy business. The first blog post in the Hannover Messe series explained how necessary gains along the wind energy value chain can only be achieved with intelligent, digital solutions – ranging from software for blade optimization via control systems for wind power plants to machine learning solutions for wind turbine self optimization. Next, I would like to introduce a further promi ...

Denis Imamovic | Apr 09, 2015

underground ac transmission lines in Germany, direct buried

Lines in a Can yet again – this Time for Direct Current

DC CTL and HVDC might sound like alphabet soup, but actually they are technologies to transmit electricity over long distances. Brunsbüttel to Stuttgart – nearly 700 kilometers. Güstrow to Munich – almost 900. In future, ever more electrical power will need to make such journeys, from offshore wind farms in the Helgoland Bight to population centers in the depths of Germany. This will be critical to the Federal Republic’s aim of generating 80% of its power by 2050 from renewable energy. It also ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Mar 17, 2015

The SGT5-8000H gas turbine developed by Siemens is the heart of the highly efficient combined cycle gas turbine power plant

Record-Breaking Power Plant

One of the challenges of Germany’s energy transition is to safeguard security of supply with the rising share of volatile renewable energy feeding into the grid. Stadtwerke Düsseldorf decided to ensure their city’s electricity demand locally, within sight of the city center, with a record-breaking combined heat and power plant at the city’s Rhine port in Lausward – a tailor-made turnkey solution from Siemens. A multimedia TechStory showcases the challenges and achievements, as well as the people ...

Denis Imamovic | Feb 26, 2015

Siemens GIL in Kaprun, Austria – 45° installation to connect the Limberg hydro power plant to the grid

Overhead lines in a can – the GIL alternative to power cables

This is part 2 from my gas-insulated transmission lines blogpost-series. Here you can find the introducing part: "Power trip – Are there alternatives to overhead transmission lines?". The increasing demand for power brings high-voltage and extra high-voltage lines closer to the end users in urban areas or even the heart of cities. But space for high-voltage transmission systems is more and more restricted and environmental requirements such as EMC and fire protection are of fundamenta ...

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 ...


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