Power Transmission

Efficient, reliable and flexible power transmission

The Siemens portfolio for efficient power transmission comprises high-voltage transmission solutions, high-voltage switching products and systems as well as power and distribution transformers.

Siemens portfolio for efficient power transmission

As a global leader in power transmission technology and a long-standing, trusted partner of public entities and private enterprises, such as utilities and grid operators, we have always been in the vanguard of technical development. We look back on a long history of trendsetting power transmission projects around the world that have proven over and over the reliability and the outstanding quality of our products, solutions, and services.

Comprehensive product range

Our product range spans the entire field of high-voltage power transmission: extraordinarily powerful and trendsetting DC transmission systems and innovative reactive power compensation systems for AC grids, complete grid access solutions, air and gas-insulated switchgear, turnkey substations, transformers for various applications, and high-voltage products, such as circuit breakers, surge arresters, disconnectors, and bushings.

Solutions for future tasks

Various factors will dominate the power transmission market in the years to come: the drive toward renewable energy, the expansion and interconnection of grid infrastructures, and the need to gradually replace and upgrade aging grid infrastructures. Discover how our broad portfolio of innovative products and solutions for power transmission expertly supports these transformations.

Videos about Power Transmission

Siemens Power Transmission News

First use of full-bridge technology: The HVDC converter for ULTRANET

Thanks to HVDC PLUS in full-bridge technology from Siemens, ULTRANET from Amprion and TransnetBW enables a fault-free and low-loss transport of electricity over a distance of 340 kilometers via overhead line from northern to southern Germany. more

New DC grid access solutions for offshore applications

We set new cost-cutting benchmarks with our innovative grid access solution for offshore wind farms. Already today Siemens solutions connect many North Sea wind farms to the mainland and enable therefore a reliable, efficient and economic power transmission. more

Toward a European energy market

Siemens put the converter stations for the transnational HVDC-project Inelfe into operation. The power link will double the capacity for energy exchange between France and Spain. more

A milestone in offshore wind power: Siemens hands over HelWin1

Siemens has now handed over HelWin1, the second North Sea grid connection in quick succession, to its client TenneT. The German-Dutch transmission system operator has now also put this grid connection into commercial operation. more

Offshore grid expansion: Siemens installs second HVDC converter platform

Siemens has installed the BorWin2 offshore platform in the North Sea northwest of the island of Borkum. This marks Siemens' achievement of the second crucial milestone in the German grid connection projects under contract with TenneT. more

Operating manual for GEAFOL cast resin transformer as app

Take the GEAFOL operating manual with you at all times and download the Siemens GEAFOL app for your GEAFOL cast resin transformer to your iPhone, iPad or Android-device. You can also use the video tutorials presented in various languages offline. more

Further News

Vegetable oil transformer for ultra-high voltages

The German power grid operator TransnetBW has commissioned the first impressively environmentally friendly transformer in Bruchsal, Germany. It is the first power transformer in the 420 kV capacity range insulated and cooled using vegetable oil. more

New reference website for HelWin 1

The grid access platform HelWin1, which will transmit offshore wind power for more than 500,000 German households to the mainland, was successfully anchored in its final position in the North Sea. A new project reference page providing video documentation of the completed project phases is online now. Why not have a look and discover more details about HelWin1? more

Siemens completes the world’s longest and highest-capacity GIL connection in China

Siemens completed the construction of a gas-insulated transmission line (GIL) for China Three Gorges Project Corporation at the country’s second largest hydropower plant "Xiluodu". The project consisted of the installation of a total of seven three-pole systems, each with a length of 620 meters at an operating voltage of 550 kilovolts and with a power rate of 3900 MVA. The single-pole tube length is 12.5 kilometers, making this the world’s longest GIL. more

Siemens has installed first offshore platform in the North Sea

Siemens has installed the HelWin1 offshore platform in the North Sea, marking the successful completion of a significant stage in German grid connection projects. When the HelWin1 converter platform goes online, it will link the Nordsee Ost and Meerwind wind power plants to the mainland. The platform will convert the up to 576 megawatts (MW) of electricity produced in the wind power plants to direct current and transmit it via submarine cable to the German mainland 85 kilometers away. The low-loss direct current power is then converted back into alternating current at a converter station on land and fed in to the German power grid. more

HVDC Pole 3 commissioned in New Zealand ­– an “incredible feat of engineering”

New Zealand residents can sleep easier this winter following commissioning of the new High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) converter equipment – Pole 3 – in May. The new Pole will allow electricity transmission operator Transpower to better access New Zealand’s vast hydroelectric resources in the South Island and more effectively balance energy across both islands. Building a new HVDC Pole in the middle of an operating power system – and in one of the world’s most extreme seismic zones – proved to be a huge challenge for Siemens and Transpower. After a successful trial operation, Pole 3 was revealed to about 100 industry leaders, customers, staff and key contractors at the Haywards substation, north of Wellington, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on 22nd of July. more

Completion ahead of schedule: Transmission completes important Hudson project supporting reliable power for New York City

The Hudson project was completed by Siemens Energy Transmission and commissioned six weeks ahead of schedule, on June 3, 2013. The Hudson project is a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) project that connects power from New Jersey to Manhattan through a HVDC station and a 7.5 mile (12 km) underground and underwater cable. It is capable of providing 660 MW of power reliable power to New York City, approximately five percent of the City’s peak demand. The contract was awarded to Siemens Energy, Inc. by Hudson Transmission Partners, LLC, managed by PowerBridge, LLC of Fairfield, Connecticut. more

Power Markets in Transition - New HVDC Solutions for the Power Grids of the Future

The integration of a large number of new energy sources, such as renewable energies, into existing grids sets new demands on future power transmission solutions. Siemens offers solutions to these challenges. In an interview with one of our transmission experts, we explain the HVDC solution strategies for correcting DC line/cable faults in hybrid systems. more