Postings tagged with: utilities

Smart Grid Watch Team| Feb 10, 2015

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Create a more intelligent distribution grid with Siemens at E-world 2015

At E-world 2015 (Feb. 10-12, Essen, Germany), Siemens will feature several offerings to help utilities create more intelligent distribution grids -- through distribution automation, data management, control centers, and intelligent field assets. Visit the Siemens booth Hall 3 / Stand 3-211 Here is a preview of some of these offerings, and how they can benefit utilities in Germany and elsewhere. (See links and attached brochures for details.) FITformer REG. This regulated distribution transformer ...

Harald Mayer| Feb 09, 2015


Substation condition monitoring: Overcoming integration challenges

Monitoring the current condition of switchgear and transformers can be a powerful strategy to help utilities prevent failures and optimize the useful life of these key assets. So why isn't every utility doing it? In a new video, Laurent van Groningen (Product Lifecycle Manager, Siemens Asset Services) explained that it often is challenging to directly integrate condition monitoring data into utility's existing systems. For instance, SCADA systems often are certified in a way that would not allow ...

Smart Grid Watch Team| Feb 05, 2015

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Spectrum Power: Intelligent control center solution for municipal and multi-utilities

One of the best ways that utilities can ensure reliability and protect their investments is to control their distribution networks effectively and efficiently. For many municipal and multi-commodity utilities, maintaining the highest standard for network control can be especially daunting. At E-world 2015 (Feb. 10-12, Essen, Germany), Siemens will demonstrate an advanced control center solution, Spectrum Power. At E-world: See a demonstration of Spectrum Power Visit the Siemens booth: Hall 3 / ...

Smart Grid Watch Team| Feb 04, 2015

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Transformer condition monitoring: Real-time dashboard extends useful life, prevents failures

Transformers are some of the most valuable assets in any power distribution network -- and their failures can be spectacular, costly, and even dangerous. One strategy to extend the useful life of transformers, and prevent creeping or catastrophic failures, is to continuously monitor their condition in real time. A Jan. 22 Engerati webinar examined how the Siemens Transformer Condition Monitoring service can offer utilities a dashboard-style, near-real-time view of these critical assets -- indiv ...

Smart Grid Watch Team| Feb 02, 2015

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Siemens at DistribuTECH 2015, Feb. 3-5, San Diego

This year marks the 25th anniversary of DistribuTECH, one of the largest annual utility industry gatherings. This conference and exhibition is expected to draw more than 10,000 attendees from around the world. In an increasingly competitive energy marketplace, inaction is no longer an option. Utilities must consider every resource to meet the challenge of shareholder and customer demands. Smart Grid by Siemens offers the industry's most innovative IT solutions -- allowing utilities to transform ...

Smart Grid Watch Team| Jan 30, 2015

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Live webcast, Feb. 4: How utilities can benefit from disruptive change

Disruption is hitting the utility industry from almost every direction -- bringing both challenges and opportunities. The key to effective response for utilities is to switch from a defensive attitude to a proactive one. At DistribuTECH 2015, John Cooper of Siemens Business Transformation will lead a discussion about disruption and innovation with utility industry experts: REGISTER NOW FOR LIVE WEBCAST: When Grid Optimization is Not Enough: Making Cents of Disruptive Change Feb 4, 9:30 a.m. PST ...

Smart Grid Watch Team| Jan 30, 2015

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Modeling Oncor's distribution network: a "reality check" that improves reliability

Few utilities have a larger or more complex distribution network than Oncor Electric Delivery -- serving more than 7 million customers in Texas, with over 102,000 miles of distribution lines and 4 million network nodes. To help ensure that power keeps flowing, Oncor has created a detailed, dynamic, near-real-time model of its entire distribution network. On Feb. 5 at DistribuTECH, Larry Kohrmann, Senior Distribution Operations Manager for Oncor, will explain how this model was created, how it w ...

Harald Mayer| Jan 26, 2015

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Keep power flowing with cable services and diagnostics

Understanding how well your medium- and high-voltage cable systems are functioning is crucial, since those cables form the backbone of the electric power supply system. However, space limitations, tougher network requirements, increasing renewable generation and other factors all combine to make the monitoring of cable systems more challenging than ever. Siemens helps utilities and other transmission network operators around the world meet this challenge with a full range of services for medium ...

Smart Grid Watch Team| Jan 23, 2015

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Top 5 Utility Industry Themes to Watch at DistribuTECH 2015

This year's DistribuTECH conference and exhibition will be especially important for utilities seeking to create a brand that brings them closer to their customers. What will utility professionals be talking about at DistribuTECH? According to Usman Sindhu (Senior Product Marketing Specialist for eMeter, A Siemens Business), here are some key industry themes that think will be especially worth keeping an eye on: Crafting value propositions. How can utility professionals clarify business-specific ...

Harald Mayer| Jan 16, 2015


Keep an eye on utility T&D assets: New video, free Jan. 22 webinar

Monitoring how well power transmission and distribution assets are working, and preventing failures, is increasingly challenging for utilities. Loads keep growing -- while many utilities also face declining technical expertise and institutional memory due to an aging workforce. A new video (see below) explains how Siemens T&D Integrated Condition Monitoring service can help utilities address these challenges -- while also preventing costly failures, optimizing asset performance, reducing eq ...