From the wind turbine to the distribution grids: Siemens has fanned out its solutions for the wind power sector as broadly as the challenges facing the energy turnaround. Siemens presented its wind technology at the Husum Wind 2015 trade fair, ranging from generating electricity from wind and feeding power into the grid to solutions for distribution and energy storage. This year, Siemens focused primarily on cost-cutting and digitalization across the entire wind power value chain.
Siemens showed its latest products and developments, starting with the Model SWT-3.3-130 wind turbine which, currently undergoing trial testing, is set to deliver the highest efficiency rate for sites offering low and medium wind speeds already in 2017. Load management systems and energy storage – battery storage systems as well as electrolysis systems – are aimed at lowering future costs of distributing and integrating wind power into the grids.
Siemens also exhibited energy-efficient ways in which wind turbines are being automated: The multi-level Wind SCADA System is well suited for wind turbine manufacturers as well as forindependent service-providers.
Busbar trunking systems and transformers as well as medium- and low-voltage switchgear equipment specially designed for use in wind farms ensure safe, reliable and efficient power distribution and feed into the grid. At Husum Siemens also presented integrated and harmonized protection, switching, measuring and monitoring devices that provide efficient distribution. Remote maintenance and modern service concepts help to lower operating costs.
Siemens furthermore showed how technical solutions enable sensible further development of established marketing models – from electricity trading to operating reserve. Digitalization offers a wide range of control options with which Siemens is shaping its responses to the challenges of the energy transition.