“Power generation from renewable energy
sources is increasingly depending on the weather, posing new challenges
especially for medium and low-voltage grids. That’s why we’re working with
Siemens on future-proof solutions that will continue to ensure a reliable and
yet sustainable power supply for all connected cities and communities,” said Martin
Konermann, technical managing director at Netze BW.
The core of the station is a blue GIS 24 kV Ring
Main Unit (RMU). It combines the Clean Air insulation medium, a mixture of
natural, atmospheric gases, with proven and reliable vacuum switching technology.
This eliminates the need for any fluorine-based gas mixtures (F-gas). Integrated
into the Netze BW distribution grid the switchgear will be tested live – and join
the blue GIS family as the next new member.
“Distribution substations are key components
of the distribution grid. Together with Netze BW, we have piloted a
one-of-a-kind solution that combines our proven switching technology with
environmentally-friendly technologies and digital intelligence. With this
solution, we are setting a new standard for smart and eco-friendly energy distribution,”
stated Stephan May, CEO of the Distribution Systems Business Unit at Siemens