Southern California Edison is helping to energize the project to support a cleaner energy future.
Electric trolleys first appeared in Los Angeles in 1887 and ran until 1961. This marked the beginning of Los Angeles’ long history of electric transportation. It continued in 1990 with the opening of Metro’s light rail blue line, which uses overhead electric wires to power the trains.
Back in 2011, TAIPEI 101 became the first building of its size to receive LEED Platinum certification in the category Existing Buildings: Operation and Maintenance (EBOM). Its operators have been making improvements ever since. The next step is the implementation of a platform that uses data to enhance energy efficiency.
Our customers need local solutions to help Britain reduce its CO2 emissions while fulfilling increased demand for energy. Siemens' world-class blade factory in Hull will help to create clean energy using local content and skills.
Chloe was working in Congleton when she applied for a Siemens European Apprenticeship. Three years and a degree in mechatronics later, she has the skills needed to bring a rotor blade from concept to execution.
New digital services that combine all the data sources connected with buildings are opening the door to enhanced transparency and optimized energy use.
Siemens has integrated its range of energy management products and services into Sinalytics, its new company-wide brand for data-driven services. This integration is opening the way to more sophisticated data analyses and to measures derived from them that can make building operation even more efficient.
Cutting-edge communications technology will make wind farms more profitable and the transition to a renewable energy economy more economical. That’s why Siemens is taking part in an EU-funded research project called VirtuWind. The project is designed to cut procurement costs for a wind farm’s control network by 25 percent and operating costs by 10 percent annually.
A new offshore wind turbine from Siemens is set to lower the cost of wind power generated on the high seas. Siemens believes it is well on the way to reaching its goal of producing offshore wind energy at a total cost of less than ten euro cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) by 2020. In fact, it expects that generation costs for offshore wind power plants will decline to less than eight cents per kWh by 2025. Siemens and other companies in the wind energy business agreed on this target at the beginning of June 2016.
Siemens has developed a digital measurement technology that records stress in gear units during their operation. The data can then be used to optimize the design of a new gear unit for the same application. This enables overspecification to be avoided without running any risk of undersized units failing due to overloading. Procurement costs are thus reduced, and the data also provide information on how to optimally operate the unit.
With an output of 42.7 million tons, Germany was the largest producer of raw steel in the European Union in 2015. That makes the German steel industry an important economic factor, but it is also responsible for a significant amount of pollution. In fact, the industry accounted for 6.4 percent of Germany’s total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2014.
Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply, install and commission 32 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.2 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 113 meters, for the Hornsdale Stage 2 onshore wind farm in South Australia. Stage 2 is an addition to the Hornsdale Stage 1 wind farm project, for which Siemens has signed a contract in August 2015. The Customer for both wind power plants is Neoen Australia, a business of the French company Neoen.
Siemens is making the world's second tallest office building even greener. Representatives of Taipei 101 and Siemens recently signed a memorandum of understanding that paves the way for the installation of Siemens Navigator, a cloud-based energy and sustainability management platform for buildings. Located in Taiwan's capital of Taipei, Taipei 101 is the world's second tallest office building with a height of 508 meters. Completed in 2004, the skyscraper is one of the city's most recognizable landmarks.