Siemens introduces DC transmission system for medium voltage to the market

Efficient power transmission in the range from 30 to 150 megawatts Functions as direct-current transmission line (DC) to control, optimize, and regulate load flows in medium-voltage alternating current grids (AC) Based on Siemens high-voltage direct-current transmission (HVDC) technology With MVDC PLUS (Medium Voltage Direct Current Power Link Universal System), Siemens is introducing a new direct-current transmission system to the market that will be serve as an efficient transmission route in medium-voltage AC grids from 30 to 150 kilovolts (kV). Siemens has developed the transmission system for grid operators who need to enlarge their infrastructure to handle the increasing volumes of power fed into the distribution system from distributed and renewable

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Siemens celebrates major milestone in Egypt megaproject

Siemens reinforces its commitment to sustainable development of Egypt’s power sector Additionally, company partners with BMZ to support vocational and occupational training in Egypt: more than 5,500 Egyptians being trained German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi symbolically inaugurated the first phase of Siemens’ megaproject in Egypt today. The event marks an important milestone towards the completion of the project, which will boost the country’s power generation capacity by 45 percent when finished. Together with its local partners, Orascom Construction and Elsewedy Electric, Siemens broke all records in modern power plant construction by connecting 4.8 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity to the grid in only 18 months

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Siemens to build EnBW Hohe See as first offshore wind project with extended scope

  EnBW orders 71 offshore wind turbines including foundations 497 megawatts offshore wind power plant to be grid connected in 2019 Site located 90 kilometers northern of German island Borkum Grid connection via HVDC platform BorWin Gamma Siemens Wind Power will, for the first time, provide complete offshore wind power plant solutions including foundations for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind project. Hohe See owner EnBW has now made a final investment decision for its 497 megawatts offshore wind power plant. Starting in early 2018 the large wind park will be installed at a site 90 kilometers north of the German island Borkum in the North Sea at water depths

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Siemens wins order for HVDC link between Great Britain and France

ElecLink interconnector to increase the existing interconnection capacity between the two countries by 50 percent Interconnector will foster energy exchanges, thus providing increased reliability and security to consumers throughout Europe ElecLink is one of the European Commission’s projects of common interest Siemens has been awarded an order to supply a link between the French and British power grids. The customer is ElecLink Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Groupe Eurotunnel SE. The “ElecLink” high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) link will enhance power supply reliability in both countries and promote the integration of renewable energy sources into the power grid. Siemens will supply the two HVDC converter stations at both sides of the

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Siemens launches advanced grid planning software for distributed energy integration

Siemens Power Technologies International (PTI), the transmission and distribution planning arm of Siemens Digital Grid, has launched advanced software and integrated planning solutions to improve the integration of distributed energy resources (DER). The PSS® software suite, with PSS®SINCAL, combines all grid assessment tools into one platform to accurately represent distributed energy generation levels. The software also combines data on technical limitations and grid impacts to optimize DER hosting under different scenarios.  PSS®SINCAL can be deployed on its own, as well as a vehicle for extending PSS®E, the most widely used transmission planning software in the USA, into the distribution market. “Siemens understands that making distributed generation systems  a success begins

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DNV GL certifies new prototype of Siemens’ 8 MW offshore wind turbine

DNV GL supports Siemens to prepare optimised turbine for the offshore market with a rated power increase of 14% compared to the previously certified turbine variant. DNV GL has assessed the market’s new offshore turbine in development and awarded Siemens Wind Power with the Prototype Certificate for its 8 megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine SWT-8.0-154. The prototype certification confirms all relevant safety features on the turbine according to the Danish Executive Order BEK 73:2013 and IEC 61400-22, allowing installation of the prototype to demonstrate its performance. By erecting the turbine at the test centre for wind turbines in Østerild, Denmark, Siemens is able to perform the measurement campaign for the

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