Siemens AG

10/21/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/21/2020 07:05

Siemens and Netze BW make distribution grids more sustainable and smarter

'Power generation from renewable energy sources is increasingly depending on the weather, posing new challenges especially for medium and low-voltage grids. That's why we're working with Siemens on future-proof solutions that will continue to ensure a reliable and yet sustainable power supply for all connected cities and communities,' said Martin Konermann, technical managing director at Netze BW.

The core of the station is a blue GIS 24 kV Ring Main Unit (RMU). It combines the Clean Air insulation medium, a mixture of natural, atmospheric gases, with proven and reliable vacuum switching technology. This eliminates the need for any fluorine-based gas mixtures (F-gas). Integrated into the Netze BW distribution grid the switchgear will be tested live - and join the blue GIS family as the next new member.

'Distribution substations are key components of the distribution grid. Together with Netze BW, we have piloted a one-of-a-kind solution that combines our proven switching technology with environmentally-friendly technologies and digital intelligence. With this solution, we are setting a new standard for smart and eco-friendly energy distribution,' stated Stephan May, CEO of the Distribution Systems Business Unit at Siemens Smart Infrastructure.