Siemens and Norgesnett Partner on Green Solutions

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Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Norgesnett, Norway's most efficient grid operator, have signed a six-year agreement to deliver SF6-free switchgear.

This collaboration marks a crucial step towards environmentally friendly power distribution in Norway.

Norgesnett Chooses Siemens' Blue GIS Portfolio

Norgesnett, serving 1,02,000 customers across seven municipalities in southeastern Norway, is committed to ambitious sustainability goals. The company has chosen Siemens' innovative blue GIS portfolio, featuring the 8DJH 24 – blue GIS switchgear and compact substations, to achieve these goals.

“Siemens technology is at the forefront of sustainable energy distribution. This agreement with Norgesnett signifies a crucial step forward as we work together to implement SF6-free switchgear solutions across national grids,” says Stephan May, CEO of Electrification and Automation at Siemens Smart Infrastructure. “By leveraging Siemens' innovative blue GIS portfolio, powered by Clean Air insulation technology, we are driving forward sustainable power distribution in Norway. This collaboration demonstrates our shared dedication to environmental stewardship and reinforces our role in providing future-proof solutions for the energy sector."

Clean Air Technology for Eco-Friendly Networks

The 8DJH 24 – blue GIS switchgear is a core component of Siemens' blue GIS portfolio. This eco-friendly switchgear utilises Clean Air, a natural gas alternative free of fluorinated gases and with a global warming potential (GWP) below 1. Combined with Siemens' proven vacuum-interrupter technology, blue GIS switchgear helps reduce customers' carbon footprint.

“The framework agreement with Siemens gives us predictable access to critically important materials and equipment, which will boost our environmental and sustainability efforts,” says Vidar Kristoffersen, CEO of Norgesnett. "We are proud to be the first company in Norway to only use SF6-free switchgear across our grid, thanks to this framework agreement with Siemens, a company known for its long and successful history of developing environmentally friendly solutions.”

Eliminating SF6 for a Greener Future

SF6, or sulfur hexafluoride, is a synthetic gas with a powerful greenhouse gas effect. Traditionally used for insulation in medium-voltage switchgear, SF6 has a GWP 24,300 times higher than CO2 over 100 years. By adopting Siemens' SF6-free solution, Norgesnett is projected to save approximately 1,200 tonnes of CO2 compared to traditional switchgear over the product's lifetime.

Siemens' promotion of sustainable switchgear, powered by Clean Air technology, is driving a successful energy transformation towards reliable and eco-friendly grids.

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