Postings tagged with: power

Mike Carlson| Feb 04, 2016

DistribuTECH 2016: How Can Utilities Stay Ahead of the Change? Agility in Energy.

There is no lack of change in today’s energy landscape and no surprise that this puts the US energy industry at a crossroads - one of challenge but also possibility. Utilities are at the heart of this transformation. Forces at the consumer level with the shift to “prosumer” behavior, the increasing amount of data being created inside and outside a utility’s walls, the pressures created by a turbulent regulatory and policy environment, an influx of distributed and alternative power generation, an ...

Siemens Brasil| Jan 28, 2016

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A energia não pode parar!

A energia elétrica é um componente vital da sociedade atual, mas parece que é justamente quando ela falta que mais se percebe sua importância. Praticamente tudo o que está ao redor das pessoas precisa de eletricidade para funcionar, e o risco de ficar sem ela tem mobilizado especialistas da Siemens no mundo inteiro, em busca de soluções. O projeto especial “O Brasil que o Brasil quer” realizado pelo Estadão, em parceria com a Siemens, publicou a reportagem “A energia que não pode parar: a impor ...

Chris King| Jan 14, 2016

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UK Distribution Utilities Providing Greater Value for Money

UK regulator Ofgem just released the results of its review of distribution company performance from 2010 to 2015. Overall, the Distribution Network Operators have "outperformed" and "delivered major benefits for consumers throughout the period." In short – excellent results.The DNOs, who deliver power to 27 million customers, spent a total of £15 billion during the period, including over £1 bn for increasing network capacity. The graphic shows where the spending was targeted. ...

Michael Cushing| Dec 01, 2015

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What has been your experience with measurement and control of compressors?

Compressors offer unique challenges for proper design due to the risk of compressor surge. Traditionally, the challenge has been a trade-off between safety and efficiency. Fortunately, today’s most modern instruments can resolve this issue.The most notable improvements concerning the instrumentation industry are differential pressure transmitters, temperature transmitters and valve positioners.Differential pressure transmitter performance – recognized for its speed-of-response, total performance ...

Denis Imamovic | Oct 22, 2015

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One line, many possibilities

In our fifth blogpost, we want to talk about one of the main advantages of GILs: their small trench width in comparison to other power transmission lines. In the current discussions about grid expansion plans, public opposition can be very strong especially in city areas or areas, where environment is protected (e. g. national parks). A main argument mentioned is the visual impact of overhead lines (OHL) and the related space requirements needed for installation. In this context, underground t ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Oct 19, 2015

The trend goes towards distributed, higher performing solutions

Welcome to the future of offshore HVDC

Three hours before the National Maritime Conference on 19-20 October, Siemens presented its next generation of direct-current (DC) technology. Encapsulated, smaller, lighter, and easier to build, this new distributed solution makes connecting offshore wind power plants to the grid more cost-efficient and simple – a radical step towards substantial cost reductions in offshore wind energy. About every two years, the heavyweights of Germany’s offshore industry come together to debate and discuss t ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Oct 16, 2015

Electricity from the three wind farms Butendiek, DanTysk and Sandbank is transmitted to the mainland via the SylWin1 grid connection

Conquering the North Sea – with HVDC

Siemens is leading the way on DC grid connections. With four offshore substations operating and another under construction, we have more experience than anybody else in the world.When it comes to DC grid connections for offshore windfarms, the North Sea is not just the biggest game going, it is the only game going. DC connections are being considered carefully in other parts of the world, but only in the ocean to Germany’s northwest do they actually exist.Siemens has supplied most of these DC su ...

SOV Log Book| Oct 12, 2015


Onboard Esvagt Faraday: Life as an offshore technician on the SOV

In the articles marking the first 100 days of our Service Operation Vessel (SOV) in official operation, we take a closer look at what life is like onboard the SOV through the eyes of an offshore technician. The SOVs are setting new standards in the servicing of offshore wind farms. Until now, the generally accepted rule was: the greater the distance to a wind turbine from shore, the more expensive and time consuming the service. And rightly so. Before the SOV, technicians were transported using ...

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To AC or to DC – that is the question

Power generated by ocean-based wind turbines can be transmitted to shore by either alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC). Siemens offers both options; the choice depends mainly on the distance to be covered. The best spots always go first. For wind-turbine sites, this is just as true as it is for seats in a theater or a cinema. Over the past 10-15 years, many of the top, land-based locations for turbines have been snapped up. You can’t miss them from an airplane, a motorway or a long ...

Chris King| Aug 05, 2015

Utilities of the Future: British Gas Refocusing on Customers

Much has been said about the "utility of the future." British Gas is joining other European majors such as E.ON and RWE and not just talking the talk but walking the walk.In its earnings announcement last week, Centrica (British Gas's parent) said it was cutting back investment in its oil and gas division and focusing on being a customer-facing business. This was the headline finding from its corporate strategic review.Like E.ON and RWE, British Gas is turning toward what it calls its ...