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