Postings tagged with: power

Dimitri Huys| Apr 13, 2015


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 ...

Living Energy| Jan 13, 2015

All the Carters share a big love for the wildlife

Getting Back More than You Can Ever Dream

The other of the Panda house and name, Janice Carter, invited the Living Energy media team to her office and her home to discuss her family, her work and why giving back really matters.Recently, a high school senior from a low income, inner city neighborhood in Dallas made a trip to see Janice Carter at her tenth floor office in the company’s downtown high rise. “I told her to sit in my chair,” Carter relates. As she was sitting there taking in the beautifully-appointed office and expansive view ...

Justin DiNunzio| Jan 07, 2015

difficult applications blog image

How can you get a valve positioner to work in excessive vibration – or other unsafe or poor locations?

At times, we have valve positioner applications that are affected by excessive vibration, temperatures, radiation, magnetic influence, and unsafe and/or poor locations. Addressing the root cause of the issue can be timely, expensive and sometimes deemed impossible by plant management.At one power plant, I remember a situation where they had placed the valve too close to the boiler. Because of its proximity to the boiler, employees were hesitant to work on the valve. To make matters worse, the va ...

Living Energy| Jan 07, 2015

The mayor of the City of Temple, Danny Dunn greets Panda Power Funds President Todd Carter

Generating Power and Tax Revenue

During a summer visit to bucolic Temple, Texas, Living Energy had the pleasure of meeting the town’s Mayor Danny Dunn. The Temple plant delivered turnkey ready by Siemens for Panda Power is the largest private investment Temple has ever seen.For Mayor Dunn, “Temple Tomorrow” is more than just a city’s promotional slogan. It is the theme adopted by Temple city leaders for its strategic vision and plan and a crucial guideline in his role governing the city. Critical to that plan is growing the tax ...

Living Energy| Dec 30, 2014

Sean Hausman is the plant manager at Temple 1, the new combined-cycle gas and steam power plant that Siemens built with the latest Flex Plant fast start capability for Panda Power

There’s Nothing Like It

Sean Hausman, plant manager of Panda Power Funds Temple 1 power station, recently showcased the advanced workings of the state-of-the-art facility to the journalistic team from Living Energy.At the busy Temple 1 plant, he is like the captain of a great ship, overseeing a vast Siemens-designed Flex-Plant™ , a 758-megawatt operation that produces enough electricity to power approximately 750,000 homes. When the plant’s twin sister, Temple 2 becomes operational in 2015, the production will double. ...