- Reactive power compensation
plant based on SVC PLUS technology
- Project execution time of only
- Enables smooth integration of
large amounts of wind and solar power into the grid
Siemens Energy will supply a reactive
power compensation plant to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
(LADWP). The plant will enhance operations at Barren Ridge Switching Station,
LADWP’s renewable energy transmission facility in Kern County, California,
about 80 miles north of Los Angeles. The plant will be based on Siemens
Energy’s SVC PLUS technology that combines the benefits of static synchronous
compensation (STATCOM) and modular multilevel converter (MMC) technology. The
fast response of the STATCOM stabilizes the transmission system when the amount
of power generated by solar, wind or hydro generation changes. The MMC
technology allows the implementation of this complex technology in a very small
footprint compared to traditional solutions. The new ±200 megavolt ampere
(MVAr) SVC PLUS will provide the necessary voltage support needed in the area, where LADWP has significantly
increased renewable energy generation.
- ARESS innovation project contributes to grid control and stabilization, paving the way for the
energy transition in Germany
- Cooperation develops an asynchronous phase shifter
The German transmission system operator Amprion and Siemens Energy signed a cooperation
agreement today in Mülheim an der Ruhr in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on the close
cooperation in the development of new technologies controlling electrical networks. Together, the
two companies are developing the first asynchronous phase shifter called Asynchronous Rotating
Energy System Stabilizer (ARESS) for a network frequency of 50 Hertz (Hz). Dr. Hendrik Neumann,
Technical Director of Amprion, and Dr. Jochen Eickholt, member of the Managing Board of Siemens
Energy, signed the agreement in the presence of North Rhine-Westphalia’s Minister of Economic
Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy, Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart.
- India's first electricity link featuring voltage-sourced converter technology in commercial
- First hybrid application of DC-XLPE cable and overhead transmission line
- Total system of two links allows electricity exchange of up to 2,000 megawatts to meet
country’s power deficits
The joint venture of Siemens Energy and Sumitomo Electric has completed connecting India’s first high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link featuring voltage-sourced converter (VSC) and DC-XLPE cable technology. The 2,000 megawatts (MW) electricity transmission system consists of two converter stations, that are connected via two links comprising DC-XLPE cable and overhead transmission line. It enables the power exchange between Pugalur in the southern state of Tamil Nadu and Trichur in Kerala State in South-West India and supports transmission operator Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) to counter power deficit in India’s southern region and improve the grid stability. Siemens Energy supplied the two converter stations for the ±320 kilovolt (kV) HVDC system while Sumitomo Electric was responsible for the XLPE HVDC cable system in the DC circuit.
- Siemens Energy and Mubadala join strategic
partnership to accelerate green hydrogen capabilities in Abu Dhabi
- Siemens Energy to collaborate with
Masdar and partners on developing clean hydrogen fuels
Siemens Energy is advancing the
development of green hydrogen ecosystems in the UAE. Around the Abu Dhabi
Sustainability Week, two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) were signed with
Mubadala Investment Company as well as with Masdar and other partners to
jointly drive UAE’s green hydrogen sector and the production of synthetic
- Projects target a total investment of approximately EUR 120 million over five years in developments leading to a fully integrated offshore wind-to-hydrogen solution
- Projects are first major step to develop an industrial-scale system capable of harvesting green hydrogen from offshore wind
- Developments will enable decarbonization of hard-to-abate sectors such as transport and heavy industry
- Implementation within the framework of the ideas competition "Hydrogen Republic of Germany" of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
To reach the
Paris Agreement goals, the world will need vast amounts of green hydrogen and
wind will provide a large portion of the power needed for its production.
Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy announced today that they are joining forces combining
their ongoing wind to hydrogen developments to address one of the major challenges of our decade —
decarbonizing the economy to solve the climate crisis. The companies are contributing with their
developments to an innovative solution that fully integrates an electrolyzer
into an offshore wind turbine as a single synchronized system to directly
produce green hydrogen. The companies intend to provide a full-scale offshore
demonstration of the solution by 2025/2026. The German Federal Ministry of
Education and Research announced today that the developments can be implemented
as part of the ideas competition "Hydrogen Republic of Germany".
- Rotating grid stabilization technology will provide stability services to help the grid meet the challenges of the energy transition
- Siemens Energy will install new technology at Uniper’s Grain site and repurpose two steam turbine generators at Killingholme
- Both projects will become operational in 2021
Siemens Energy has been awarded contracts by global energy company Uniper to provide rotating grid stabilization technology at two sites in the UK. This new technology will enable Uniper to deliver grid stability services to energy system operator National Grid ESO, through generating inertia which helps balance grid frequency, without generating power.
- World’s first integrated commercial
plant for producing climate-neutral fuel being built in Chile
- Innovations from Germany to
industrialize synthetic fuels and decarbonize the mobility sector
- German Economy Ministry
supports beacon project as part of national hydrogen strategy
- Porsche is planning to use e-fuels – initially on race
courses and in vehicle trials, prospectively also in serial production sports
Siemens Energy, joined by sports car maker Porsche and a lineup of international companies, is developing and implementing a pilot project in Chile that is expected to yield the world’s first integrated, commercial, industrial-scale plant for making synthetic climate-neutral fuels (e-fuels). In the pilot phase, around 130,000 liters of e-fuels will be produced as early as 2022. In two further phases, capacity is then to be increased to about 55 million liters of e-fuels a year by 2024, and around 550 million liters of e-fuels by 2026. Porsche will be the primary customer for the green fuel. Other partners in the project are the energy firm AME and the petroleum company ENAP from Chile and Italian energy company Enel.
- Siemens Energy to supply 114 low-loss distribution transformers to Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm
- Wind farm is forecast to provide low carbon energy for around 1.3 million homes
Siemens Energy has been selected by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (MHI Vestas) to deliver 114 low-loss 66kV distribution transformers for the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland. With an installed capacity of 1,075 megawatts (MW), the wind farm will be Scotland’s single largest source of renewable energy and is forecast to provide low carbon energy for around 1.3 million homes.
- Interconnector ALEGrO officially commissioned
- Siemens Energy’s HVDC PLUS technology enables transmission of 1,000 MW electricity
- Opening with German and Belgian dignitaries
Transmission system operators Amprion (Germany) and Elia Group (Belgium) today officially commissioned the Aachen Liège Electricity Grid Overlay (ALEGrO) interconnector, the first power bridge between Germany and Belgium. Using high voltage direct current (HVDC) technology by Siemens Energy, ALEGrO is capable of carrying around 1,000 megawatts (MW) of power. The 90 kilometers long link provides urgently needed grid capacities for cross-border electricity flows including higher shares of renewable energy. On the same time, ALEGrO will strengthen the security of supply in the German Aachen-Cologne region.
- A 500kV power substation as part of the 450MW solar power plant has been successfully energized in Ninh Thuan province, Vietnam
- The commissioning was a remarkable feat delivered under a very tight timeline amidst CoVid-19 restrictions and quarantine
- The developing province’s power transmission system and surrounding areas will now benefit from this infrastructure to help shore up abundant renewable energy projects
In Thuan Nam district of Ninh Thuan province, Vietnam, households and businesses now receive a boost in power transmission following the successful commissioning and energization of a 500kV power substation. The substation consists of 500kV power transformers, circuit breakers, instrument transformers, coils and distribution transformers - all supplied by Siemens Energy. The power transformers are the Sensformer® units, which, fitted with connectivity and intelligence, offer access to real-time digital data for optimized operation.