Future Fuels and Technology Innovation – Siemens Energy
There is a clear desire from business and the public to make the economic recovery from Covid-19 a green recovery, and with the commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050, we believe Government should invest in tools which embrace a mix of technologies and energy sources to develop a flexible power mix.
Siemens Energy in the UK is a business of around £1.4bn, employing 3,500 people across the country, with main sites in Newcastle, Lincoln and Manchester. Our main areas of focus are power generation, power transmission, oil and gas and servicing as well as developing the clean technologies which will be used to power cities in the future.
Our gas turbines are setting new standards in efficiency while at the same time reducing CO2 emissions. Our new CCGT for SSE Thermal at Keadby in north Lincolnshire, will provide power for more than 840,000 people and is set to become the cleanest and most efficient gas-fired power station in Europe.
In addition, our high voltage direct current transmission technology enables power to be transmitted over vast distances with very little loss. And, we are market leaders in connecting offshore wind farms into the grid.
We are also looking at how the UK can meet net zero carbon goals with future fuels and technology innovation. Last year we powered part of the Goodwood Festival of Speed with an off-grid Hydrogen fuel cell. We have also developed a demonstrator to show how Green Ammonia could be used as a viable storage method for renewable power. We believe there can be additional job creation through new lower carbon energy generation technology.
There is no silver bullet to either the economic recovery or climate change, but to meet net zero targets we need to act quickly and scale projects – and with the right investment we can make the economic recovery a green recovery too.
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