TheEnergyBlog Team| Aug 23, 2016

Siemens Conencting Grids 1

Future-oriented solutions for grid operators

Over 3,500 experts, scientists and corporate representatives from over 90 countries are gathering for an industry forum from August 21 to 26 at the Paris 2016 Session of the International Council on Large Electric Systems, known by its French acronym CIGRE (Conseil International des Grands Reseaux Électriquese) - one of the world's leading organizations and most important platforms for the power transmission sector. One hot topic of particular interest to grid operators is the energy turnaround ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Aug 10, 2016


Gas turbines upgraded with Wet Compression prove a game changer

More power generated at a lower cost per kilowatt, takes on demanding Middle East Summer Wet compression (WetC) is a means of upgrading gas turbines by injecting water into the air intake. This technique offers increased turbine power output and efficiency. WetC is particularly well-suited to hot climates, where summer demand for electricity often peaks at the warmest time of day. With WetC operators can react quickly to electricity demand spikes using its “push-button” power boost capability. ...


Beyond supply and demand: The dynamic power grid

Technology for an increasingly complex power landscape in the Middle East   Power generation was once a linear equation: power stations produced electricity and communities used it. And power suppliers handled fluctuations in demand by firing up gas turbines or using pumped-storage hydroelectric plants. If customers required more power, producers just generated more. But the power grid is a lot more complicated these days now that renewable energy is becoming a viable alternative. Networks are ...

Living Energy| Jun 21, 2016

Siemens Karim Amin

Siemens’ Karim Amin on Strong Partnerships

Interview with the Siemens Magazine: Fresh from clinching an €8 billion contract that will boost the energy output of his native Egypt by nearly 50 percent, Siemens head of global power and gas sales Karim Amin combines a relaxed charm with a formidable grasp of an extensive portfolio. As a trained commissioning engineer, the father-of-two has a hands-on appreciation for the nuts-and-bolts of establishing a stable energy supply; whether the customer is a large country or small company, a floati ...

Living Energy| Jun 20, 2016

The fascinating thing about the technology is that the heat to power ratio can be freely adjusted Udo Brockmeier Chairman of Stadtwerke Düsseldorf

Top marks in flexibility and efficiency

In an interview with the Siemens Magazine, Udo Brockmeier from public utility Stadtwerke Düsseldorf explains what the new power plant on the Lausward site means for his city, and why opting for a future-proof technology at the right moment has paid off. “Fortuna” is different. If you hadn’t realized this before, you certainly do when you’re standing 45 meters up on the visitor platform of the new power plant block with Udo Brockmeier, chairman of the public utility Stadtwerke Düsseldorf. With a ...