- 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.
- 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.
- Siemens Energy to design, manufacture, install and commission grid stabilization technology in South Wales, Great Britain
- Site is due to be operational in autumn 2021
Work to construct one of Great Britain’s first grid stabilization facilities has been started by Siemens Energy, who has been appointed to design, manufacture, install and commission the new site in South Wales, on behalf of independent power developer, Welsh Power.
- Dynamic load flow control solution for grid stabilization and resilience
- UPFC PLUS controls load flow in milliseconds
- Facilitating the increasing integration of renewable energy
With its new Unified Power Flow Controller, called UPFC PLUS, Siemens Energy is expanding the options for grid stabilization. The UPFC PLUS will help system operators stabilize the grid by dynamically controlling the load flow in alternating-current grids. Easy to integrate into existing infrastructure, the UPFC PLUS improves the efficiency of today’s power grid while providing the grid stability and resilience required in the ever-changing energy landscape.
- The research project was led by the Government of the Spanish Region of Andalusia, the Málaga Institute for Biomedical Research (IBIMA), a medical team from the Málaga hospitals “Regional Universitario” and “Virgen de la Victoria”, and the University of Málaga.
- Siemens Digital Industries provided the main control unit, including Logo!, the HMI operator panel and the Sitop power supply.
- The respirator has been approved by the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices, 300 of 480 planned units are already available to patients.
Siemens Digital Industries contributed vital technology to the Andalucía Respira project, an initiative created with the aim of manufacturing respirators to fight COVID-19. Research was led by the Government of the Spanish Region of Andalusia, together with the Málaga Institute for Biomedical Research (IBIMA), a medical team from the Málaga hospitals “Regional Universitario” and “Virgen de la Victoria”, and the University of Málaga.