Power sector decarbonization
The world is hungry for energy, and climate change calls for lower emissions. Power generation companies take on both challenges while running their daily operations.
These are demanding times. The companies need innovative solutions to succeed, plus individual solutions that adapt to their decarbonization strategies.
Wouldn't it be nice if greater ROI meant less CO₂?
"A climate-neutral energy supply and economic profitability are not mutually exclusive. We can energize society while protecting our natural resources and conserving the environment. We’re in the position to shape the global transformation of energy systems, so our future is an energized eco-friendly environment for society."
Lorraine, Operations Program Manager
What if we put our energy into changing energy?
"Me and my colleagues around the globe are putting our energy into developing the most promising and game-changing advancements in the technology required to decarbonize our planet. But it’s not just our hydrogen solutions or digital technologies that will change the world – we must also put our energy into being a trusted partner for our customers so that we can bring our innovative solutions to the table."
Travis, Strategy Director
What if energy transformation means business transformation, too?
"Transforming our business is an ongoing priority. Today, we already offer environmentally friendly technologies, such as our SF6-free switchgear, hydrogen technologies and wind power solutions. We are facing the transformation of energy – and are committed to continuing to focus on and develop more technologies for a sustainable future."
Guo, Technical Sales Support Engineer
We asked more than 200 energy stakeholders across the Middle East and Asia: Which challenges do you expect to become the biggest burden on your company in two years’ time?
The answers show: Environmental regulations and new emission standards have far-reaching implications on the power generation sector. They drive decisions towards upgrade and modernization strategies.
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Partner of the energy transition
At Siemens Energy, we share the decarbonization goals of our partners. Together, we push the boundaries of conventional and renewable energy systems. We combat climate change and meet the world’s demand for reliable and affordable energy.
The energy industry’s focus on decarbonization is growing exponentially. Many companies are rapidly reframing their strategies to address the challenge of climate change by becoming carbon neutral. Our focus is to co-create and offer the best short-, mid- and long-term solutions to support our customers in fulfilling these new strategies.Vinod Philip, Siemens Energy - EVP Strategy & Chief Technology Officer
Decarbonizing energy systems - step by step
Click the animation below, and we'll take you on our energy transition journey. You will see how zero CO2 emissions can become reality.
Our decarbonization commitment
Siemens Energy will shape the future of energy systems. We want to be climate neutral. And we want to gradually decarbonize our portfolio.
We already support our customers on their path towards decarbonization. Efficient, reliable technologies, and service solutions that reduce emissions and costs: Siemens Energy is here to transform the world of energy.
Let’s get to work and make real what matters. Let’s energize society with our unique portfolio. Fuel-flexible and hydrogen-ready gas turbines. Combined cycle plants. Hybrid power and energy storage. Power-to-x and sector coupling. We have what it takes to decarbonize society.
Decarbonization solutions on the radarEfficiency increase, fuel shift / hybridization and deep decarbonization
We adapt to new realities and seize emerging opportunities. But decarbonization takes time. It’s not an overnight shift. We are pragmatic and thorough. Our approach is holistic and step by step.
We improve the efficiency of existing energy assets. We upgrade and modernize wherever possible. The transition away from conventional fuels comes next. We move from coal to gas and then to hybrid systems and cleaner fuels, such as hydrogen.
This is how Siemens Energy leads the way to a deeply decarbonized world. This is how we support governments, utilities, and industry to a transformed system of energy.
Our way toward energy transition
Increasing the efficiency of power generation means that you can generate the same amount of power with less fuel burned, emitting less CO2
The replacement of high-carbon fuels with low-carbon or carbon-free fuels enables you to generate the same amount of power, emitting less CO2
Deep decarbonization includes all technologies to generate CO2-free power from renewable energy without using fossil fuels, as well as energy storage technologies.
We are setting the pace
- Our gas turbines are a sustainable investment. They can run on hydrogen. By 2030, we want to increase the fuel-mix percentage of hydrogen to 100.
- Our transmission technologies will cut energy losses of up to 50 percent in high voltage DC. We offer SF6-free products that reduce the world’s most potent greenhouse gas emissions.
- We bolster our portfolio of renewable energies and innovate for the future. Our electrolysis portfolio will shape the emerging hydrogen market.
- We devise Energy Roadmaps with our customers to modernize infrastructures and construct new facilities. We provide complete energy systems.
Latest use cases
Hydrogen power with gas turbines
In a world trending towards full decarbonization and an unfolding hydrogen economy, our new white paper sheds light on the ability of gas turbines to burn hydrogen. The white paper also explores the hydrogen combustion process, the capability and operational experience of Siemens gas turbines on hydrogen combustion, upgrade options and our roadmap to 100% hydrogen capability.