The innovation level in this project is very high. The substation of the future is a bold step for us, that requires trust.Marcel Engel, Netze BW expert for grid development
A clean break from F-gasesSee why a switch to our zero-harm Blue switchgear is needed.
Working together to achieve Day Zero faster
Reducing the use of F-gases (including SF6) to zero as soon as possible is in everyone’s interests. So at Siemens Energy, we’re proud to have joined with other leading transmission and distribution equipment manufacturers in publicly pledging to eliminate them completely from all of our products.
Less global warming potential is not good enough. It has to be zero, because 1% global warming potential is still global warming potential. It has to be zero and it has to be now.Nikola Jankulovski, Siemens Energy Project Lead
The Blue portfolio: not just zero F-gases, but zero reduction in performanceIn 2019 global carbon emissions hit an all-time record high of 36.8bn metric tons. To address this, our Blue products use vacuum switching technology and clean air insulation to produce zero harmful emissions – and without having to compromise on performance or economic feasibility. The outstanding technical performance and low lifecycle costs make Blue the perfect choice for substation products.
Our Blue portfolio makes it possible to modernize and expand the existing power grids at the highest level of safety and to simultaneously reduce our ecological footprint to an enormous extent without having to compromise on performance and economic feasibility. The combination of vacuum switching technology and clean air insulation reduces emissions while greatly increasing the recycling rate – without maintenance. The outstanding technical performance and low lifecycle costs makes it a perfect choice for substation products. The technology is available for gas-insulated switchgear, circuit breakers and instrument transformers all with absolutely zero CO2 equivalent emissions over the lifetime of the equipment.
Wind energy. Made even greener by our Blue switchgear.Could offshore wind power be any cleaner? Actually, yes – when the turbines are fitted with Blue switchgear from Siemens Energy, delivering zero F-gases and zero GWP in transmission. We’re soon to supply our 1000th 8VM1 bay. Will No. 1001 help you reach your Day Zero?
Being CO2-neutral is the future and the target for our customers in the offshore wind market, as it is for us at Siemens Energy.Ann-Sofie Bonde Mortensen Global Vertical Sales Manager Offshore Wind, Siemens Energy
How Blue is bringing Day Zero to Bergen PortThe picturesque port of Bergen in western Norway is a great attraction for cruise ships. However, these vessels used to power up in the harbour using their diesel engines – generating smog which lingered around the mountains surrounding the city. Now, thanks to BKK Nett and Blue switchgear technology, the ships use only clean power – with zero greenhouse gas emissions, zero F-gases and zero pollution. Even better, Blue switchgear manufactured in the Berlin factory is made using only renewable energy. The aim is sustainability from the start; Day Zero from day one.
We managed to make the change in Bergen despite having restricted space in our substations. The station has now been in operation for a year, and the experience is what we expected: problem-free.Jens Skår, Division Manager, BKK Nett
A Finland first: a major new investment in switchgear with zero F-gasesSiemens Energy has been awarded the contract to deliver ten bays of Blue gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) to Fingrid, Finland’s transmission system operator. It will be the first GIS in Finland that replaces F-gases with clean air, a pure mixture of nitrogen and oxygen with zero potential for global warming. This will be the most significant Blue installation to date.
With Siemens Energy we have found a reliable partner that offers innovative products with absolutely zero climate-harming fluorinated gases.Timo Kiiveri, Senior Vice President at Fingrid
Intelligent and clean: Blue circuit breakers for substation HesselnAt Hesseln substation, Germany, Siemens Energy and grid operator Westnetz are showing how innovation can drive decarbonization and digitalization in energy transmission. The installation of our Blue circuit breakers equipped with Sensgear™ deliver a completely F-gas-free and digitally enabled high-voltage operation.
The medium-term replacement of the insulating gas SF6 is an essential component of the decarbonization strategy of our EON Group. We therefore welcome the activities in industry to develop alternative products in order to be able to test them in our network, as well as the implementation of digitization components.Dr. Markus Obergünner, Senior Vice President High Voltage Grid, Westnetz GmbH
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