Postings tagged with: siemens

Living Energy| Mar 03, 2015

“Today it’s cool to become and engineer, it has completely changed since I was a student,” Prof Jacob Østergaard remembers

A new brand of engineers

This is the final part of our decentralized energy blogpost-series with Professor Jacob Østergaard. Here you can find the first part of the series: The island in building 329 Click here to read part 2: The energy partisan “Follow me, follow me,” the older students carrying the colored flags shout to the dozens of novices following them through the halls of Denmark's Technical University (DTU), set on the fringes of the capital, Copenhague. It is orientation day, and hundreds of students pass ...

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| Feb 25, 2015


I am a partisan, but don't call the police! - Professor Jacob Østergaard sees himself at the forefront of decentralized energy production

The energy partisan

Professor Jacob Østergaard, electrical engineer and founding head of the Centre for Electric Power and Energy at Denmark's Technical University (DTU), is a respectable scientist. It might strike one as a surprise then if he introduces himself as a partisan. “But please don't call the police,” he says to the team of Living Energy. “I’m a legal partisan, and I’m not using bombs or bullets for my revolution.” Instead, Jacob Østergaard uses steel, polymers, and the latest feats of engineering. “I’m ...

Living Energy| Feb 17, 2015


Instead of flying to Bornholm, Professor Jacob Østergaard (right) can steer the EcoGrid EU project remotely from his base at Danish Technical University, DTU

The island in building 329

It's a cloudy day in the outskirts of the Danish capital Copenhague, and the yellow-brick building the team of Living Energy is about to visit looks just like so many others at Danish Technical University (DTU). But once inside, that impression changes quickly. Behind a crowded workshop lies a modern control room, checking the energy supply of an entire island, as Professor Jacob Østergaard points out.The biggest experiment One in ten inhabitants of the Danish island of Bornholm is partaking in ...


The new Industry Online Support – simply more efficient!

The time has finally come: The new Siemens Industry Online Support has been launched. It has been developed in cooperation with our customers and partners and is to offer modern solutions with approved quality. For many years, the Online Support has been an essential tool in dealing with the Siemens Industry products. We are going to offer up-to-date information about our products, FAQs, manuals, downloads, certificates and an expert forum for support with the daily work of our customers at any ...

Christoph Dillenseger| Feb 05, 2015


Der neue Industry Online Support – einfach effizienter

Jetzt ist es soweit: Wir haben den neuen Siemens Industry Online Support gestartet. Entstanden gemeinsam mit unseren Kunden und Partnern, bietet er moderne Lösungen in bewährter Qualität. Bereits seit vielen Jahren ist der Online Support ein unverzichtbares Werkzeug im Umgang mit den Produkten von Siemens Industry. Dort bieten wir aktuelle Informationen rund um Produkte, FAQs, Handbücher, Downloads, Zertifikate und ein Expertenforum zur Unterstützung der täglichen Arbeit unserer Kunden in jeder ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Feb 03, 2015

Fascinating – Linkin Park live

Power the World: Sustainability and energy poverty are humanitarian issues

Interview with Linkin Park bassist David Farrell Siemens is supporting Power the World, a program launched by the U.S. rock band Linkin Park to support the United Nations initiative »Sustainable Energy for All«. This initiative aims at enabling universal energy access with a strong focus on renewable energy, distributed generation, and energy efficiency. The »Power Booth«, a specially equipped multimedia container from Siemens, Linkin Park, and Warner Music, is calling attention to Power the Wor ...

Living Energy| Jan 29, 2015

A vastly increased production of Li-ion batteries, in combination with the integration of intermittent renewable energy, is expected to foster this form of power storage

Batteries: The Storage Form with the Greatest Potential

Batteries beat other storage types in many respects. Their cost is expected to fall rapidly due to the rising popularity of electric cars.Rechargeable batteries and especially lithium-ion batteries have the greatest potential among the storage technologies, experts estimate. There are several reasons for this assessment. Batteries can be activated within seconds and are capable of storing electricity for several hours, making them very dynamic. Their charge/discharge capability is high. Yet anot ...

Living Energy| Jan 22, 2015


The variety of potential applications for energy storage is almost as diverse as the range of technical solutions

Electricity Storage: A Puzzling Picture

Electricity storage is a truly complex topic in theory. But the complexity can be reduced for decision-makers if they are presented with the right choice for a particular application.When investigating options for electricity storage, the most striking impression is the complexity of this topic. Both the sheer number and the broad variety of storage types are puzzling and almost overwhelming. The options come in very different forms: mechanical, electrical, chemical, electrochemical, and thermal ...

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 ...