Postings tagged with: power


TheEnergyBlog Team| Apr 04, 2014

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Hannover Messe 2014 - The future of energy revealed

Where exactly is the future of energy headed? Sustainability, fossil fuels and green energy all have a role to play. But the question is: How will they work together to solve the world’s rapidly growing energy needs in the face of population growth, diminishing natural resources and global warming? There can be no better place to develop a clear vision of how energy will evolve over the next 40 years than the Hannover Messe. You’re invited to follow TheEnergyBlog- Team as we share on-the-spot c ...

Sheila Oliva| Mar 30, 2014

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Uprated 3.2 MW Siemens D3 wind turbines launched

The Wind Power Division has uprated its D3 onshore platform wind turbines. The new SWT-3.2-101, SWT-3.2-108 and SWT-3.2-113 machines feature improved performance from 3.0 to 3.2 megawatts (MW) and implement the sum of design and operational experiences. The uprated products will enter serial production by the end of 2014. They will be available with 101 and 108 meter rotors for IEC class IA sites, and a 113 meter rotor for IEC class IIA sites. The 3 MW version will remain available for project s ...

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 ...

Sheila Oliva| Mar 17, 2014

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Reducing crew transfer times while increasing offshore distances

This post orignated from an article written by Noelia Parada Fernandez for an internal Siemens publication. Our Wind Power Division has implemented concepts from the aviation and oil/gas industries. As offshore wind power projects move further from shore, distances to be completed by our crew transfer vessels (CTV) gets bigger and consequently the time required for transferring our employees also increases. Further, our employees are even more exposed to rough weather conditions. Wind Power is c ...

Sheila Oliva| Dec 10, 2013

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Nation’s First Flex Plant Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Last month, the Lodi Energy Center (LEC) celebrated its one year anniversary in commercial operation. The plant has an installed capacity of 300 megawatts (MW) and is located in Lodi, California. The LEC has demonstrated over 240 starts with 99.7% reliability averaging 20 fired hours per start. The Siemens Flex-Plant™ can reach an electrical capacity of approximately 200 MW within 30 minutes. With an efficiency of over 57 percent and low startup emissions, the LEC is one of the cleanest fossil p ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Dec 10, 2013

Inventor of the year Robert Nelson

Inventor of the Year: Grid Frequency Reinforced by Wind Turbines

When the electricity generated by solar panels and wind turbines is fed into the power grid, one of the biggest technical challenges is to maintain a stable frequency of the electrical network —and thus prevent blackouts. Robert Nelson from Siemens Wind Power has developed techniques that help to control the frequency of the power in systems with wind turbines. This helps prevent sudden fluctuations in network frequency due to changing system conditions.These techniques are especially important ...

Sheila Oliva| Apr 30, 2013

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Public funding for innovations in the area of high-voltage transmission grid

Due to the phasing out of nuclear energy in Germany, the country is becoming a showcase for innovations in the area of direct current switching and transmission technology. Siemens is currently implementing a government funded research project with various partners aimed at developing the missing components for a future direct current transmission system. Bavaria’s interest in HVDC transmission technology becomes clear when seen in the context of the objectives of Germany’s new energy policy. W ...

Andrew Lawless| Feb 27, 2013

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Answers to Your Geomagnetic Disturbances Questions Part V

On January 15, 2013, I presented a webcast on Energy Central titled, “Geomagnetic Disturbances and their Impacts on Power Transformers”. You can view the presentation here. The presentation generated many questions from the audience that I did not have time to address. This blog post addresses a few of those questions. This is the fifth and final article in a series I have written attempting to answer all the questions from that event. You can view my other posts here ...

Andrew Lawless| Feb 21, 2013

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Answers to Your Geomagnetic Disturbances Questions Part IV

On January 15, 2013, I presented a webcast on Energy Central titled, “Geomagnetic Disturbances and their Impacts on Power Transformers”. You can view the presentation here. The presentation generated many questions from the audience that I did not have time to address. This blog post addresses a few of those questions. Stay tuned for more blog posts with more questions and answers. Question: What is the average age of power transformers in the US?Answer: Accordin ...

Andrew Lawless| Feb 18, 2013

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Answers to Your Geomagnetic Disturbances Questions Part III

On January 15, 2013, I presented a webcast on Energy Central titled, “Geomagnetic Disturbances and their Impacts on Power Transformers”. You can view the presentation here. The presentation generated many questions from the audience that I did not have time to address. This blog post addresses a few of those questions. Stay tuned for more blog posts with more questions and answers. Question: Are distribution transformers/equipment susceptible? Answer: Distribution ...


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