Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Siemens presents innovative solutions at World Future Energy Summit 2010 in Abu Dhabi

20.01.2010
Siemens will again take an active part in the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the leading renewable energy conference in the Middle East. The summit, held from January 18-21, 2010 in Abu Dhabi, has established itself as a platform for industry leaders to present concepts and solutions for energy supply of the future.

Siemens, being aware of the challenges arising from the demand for a global reduction of carbon emissions, will present its proven, highest-efficiency industrial solutions as well as innovations for a future sustainable energy supply and smart consumption.

"Whereas the 20th century was distinguished by growing energy demand, and thus a growing consumption of fossil fuels, today at the beginning of the 21st century we face the question of how we can put our energy system on a sustainable foundation in the face of demographic change, declining fossil fuel resources and climate change," said Wolfgang Dehen, CEO of the Energy Sector and member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG.

Dehen will take part in the Plenary Forum "World Future Energy Industry - Challenges and Solutions" on the first day of WFES. "An integrated energy system is needed worldwide to help master these key challenges that will make electricity the most important source of energy," added Dehen. "Besides its versatile usage, electricity allows the extensive integration of a variety of renewables and highly efficient bulk power transport over huge distances. Desertec provides a vision for clean energy that could make a substantial contribution to sustainable power supply in the future energy mix. Siemens, with its broad portfolio of components for solar power plants, wind turbines and highly efficient power transmission, up to end-use energy efficiency would be the perfect technology partner for this trail-blazing project."

As in 2008 and 2009, Siemens will be participating in the WFES with a number of top-ranking managers. Ralf Christian, CEO of the Siemens Power Distribution Division, will be hosting the Smart Grids panel. René Umlauft, CEO of the Siemens Renewable Energy Division, will join the panel "Towards the Low Carbon Economy - Institutional Transition and Human Capital".

Dr. Andreas von Clausbruch, Head of Financial Services Middle East at Siemens Financial Services, will be there to answer any questions on financing of energy infrastructure. And Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO Siemens Building Automation, will outline how commercial used buildings can be turned into a source of energy.

Large cities, in particular, with their voracious appetite for electricity are predestinated to take a leading role in implementation of new technologies for electricity grids, building automation and technologies to reduce emissions. Siemens offers solutions for these challenges based on three steps:

- Initially, Siemens provides consultation and technology to optimize the energy mix towards greener energy generation. Highly efficient wind turbines and emission-free solar power generation help large cities to significantly reduce their carbon footprint. For example, Siemens was selected to deliver wind turbines for the world's largest offshore wind farm, the London Array, in which Masadar has a stake of 20%. London Array is set to become the first one gigawatt offshore wind farm, supplying enough power for approximately 750,000 households - or a quarter of the homes in the Greater London area - and cutting CO2 emissions by 1.9 million metric tons per year.

- In a second step, Siemens has developed solutions to optimize efficiency along the whole energy chain: From power plants with an outstanding efficiency factor, low-loss power lines (i. e. high voltage DC lines for large distances) to more efficient methods of electricity distribution in cities and highly sophisticated energy management systems for buildings.

- As a third step Siemens is able to optimize entire energy systems and to build the power grid of the future - the Smart Grid. This is an electrical grid which provides a continuous, bidirectional flow of information between suppliers and consumers. The information is used to create a better balance between supply and demand, leading to reduced costs as well as increased reliability. With a rising proportion of energy being produced by wind turbines in a sustainable but unsteady manner, it becomes more and more important to balance electrical grids with innovative ideas. For instance, upcoming buildings will have a mix of distributed energy resources (e.g. wind, solar) as well as energy storage technologies (e. g. thermal, hydrogen, E-cars). This may result in 20% efficiency gains - for each renewable energy source - without requiring new technology.

Siemens anticipates massive investments worldwide in sustainable urban infrastructure. Cities are the growth drivers of the future, yet also account for the biggest share of CO2 emissions. Cities throughout the world are the decisive factor affecting our climate. With its unique environmental portfolio, Siemens is the perfect partner for sustainable urban development. In fiscal 2009 Siemens generated revenues of €23bn with products and solutions from its environmental portfolio.

In 2007 the portion of the global population living in urban areas exceeded 50% for the first time. By 2030 about 60% of the world's population will reside in cities. Conurbations already account for 75% of worldwide energy consumption and 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Siemens, with its products and solutions, makes a major contribution to greater environmental sustainability.

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. For over 160 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is the world's largest provider of environmental technologies, generating €23bn - nearly one-third of its total revenue - from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2009, which ended on September 30, 2009, revenue totaled €76.7bn and net income €2.5bn. At the end of September 2009, Siemens had around 405,000 employees worldwide.

Alfons Benzinger | Siemens Energy
Further information:
http://www.siemens.com

More articles from Trade Fair News:

nachricht High Resolution Laser Structuring of Thin Films at LOPEC 2017
21.03.2017 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT

nachricht Open ecosystem for smart assistance systems
20.03.2017 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation IAO

All articles from Trade Fair News >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Giant Magnetic Fields in the Universe

Astronomers from Bonn and Tautenburg in Thuringia (Germany) used the 100-m radio telescope at Effelsberg to observe several galaxy clusters. At the edges of these large accumulations of dark matter, stellar systems (galaxies), hot gas, and charged particles, they found magnetic fields that are exceptionally ordered over distances of many million light years. This makes them the most extended magnetic fields in the universe known so far.

The results will be published on March 22 in the journal „Astronomy & Astrophysics“.

Galaxy clusters are the largest gravitationally bound structures in the universe. With a typical extent of about 10 million light years, i.e. 100 times the...

Im Focus: Tracing down linear ubiquitination

Researchers at the Goethe University Frankfurt, together with partners from the University of Tübingen in Germany and Queen Mary University as well as Francis Crick Institute from London (UK) have developed a novel technology to decipher the secret ubiquitin code.

Ubiquitin is a small protein that can be linked to other cellular proteins, thereby controlling and modulating their functions. The attachment occurs in many...

Im Focus: Perovskite edges can be tuned for optoelectronic performance

Layered 2D material improves efficiency for solar cells and LEDs

In the eternal search for next generation high-efficiency solar cells and LEDs, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and their partners are creating...

Im Focus: Polymer-coated silicon nanosheets as alternative to graphene: A perfect team for nanoelectronics

Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are less stable. Now researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have, for the first time ever, produced a composite material combining silicon nanosheets and a polymer that is both UV-resistant and easy to process. This brings the scientists a significant step closer to industrial applications like flexible displays and photosensors.

Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are...

Im Focus: Researchers Imitate Molecular Crowding in Cells

Enzymes behave differently in a test tube compared with the molecular scrum of a living cell. Chemists from the University of Basel have now been able to simulate these confined natural conditions in artificial vesicles for the first time. As reported in the academic journal Small, the results are offering better insight into the development of nanoreactors and artificial organelles.

Enzymes behave differently in a test tube compared with the molecular scrum of a living cell. Chemists from the University of Basel have now been able to...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

International Land Use Symposium ILUS 2017: Call for Abstracts and Registration open

20.03.2017 | Event News

CONNECT 2017: International congress on connective tissue

14.03.2017 | Event News

ICTM Conference: Turbine Construction between Big Data and Additive Manufacturing

07.03.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Electrical 'switch' in brain's capillary network monitors activity and controls blood flow

27.03.2017 | Health and Medicine

Clock stars: Astrocytes keep time for brain, behavior

27.03.2017 | Life Sciences

Sun's impact on climate change quantified for first time

27.03.2017 | Earth Sciences

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>