September 30, 2013
The energy changes in Germany are developing and be determined by the energy mix. The news of Siemens cutting 15,000 jobs is also releasing the combination of hybrid solutions. Hybrid solutions are not novel yet, proposing power technologies are leading to possible energy efficiencies that project cost reductions. The transnational corporation is involved in Automation, Building Technologies, Drive Technology, Financial Solutions, Healthcare, Mobility, and Consumer Products and now Germany’s Siemens offers hybrid power plant” within their Energy division.
Siemens “will cut about 4% of its 370,000-strong workforce but aims to avoid compulsory redundancies, according to a company spokesman. The firm will shed 5,000 jobs in Germany and another 10,000 jobs abroad.”
Manila Standard Today shared, Steffen Scudlo, Siemens head of sales for smart generation solutions, said “hybrid power stations that integrate the use of renewable energy such as solar or wind into diesel plants would be an effective solution to the country’s off-grid power needs. Using RE/hybrid solution will reduce fuel cost by up to 60 percent.”
The official cited a demand to replace old diesel generators and the integration of renewable energy into such plants in off-grid areas.
Marybelle Lynn Jao, senior sales engineer said, “Siemens was involved from the planning stage of the project that includes a study of the site conditions. Diesel together with solar [is more feasible in the Philippines] because solar is more available, but if wind condition is attractive [it can also be used].”
The proposed plans of big energy companies to guide the process in new energy upgrades and collaborative synthesized solutions can lead to efficiencies and smart off-grid changes. With technology companies such as, Google asking the question how to network the disconnected the gaps will begin to close. Further, hybrid solutions bring in the nexuses of security, technology, big data and effective interface for functionality. New innovation cannot discount data and security challenges that occur to support health, safety and environmental impacts.
- Siemens’ new CEO riles labor reps with news of job cuts (pawprintcooper.com)
- Siemens To Cut 15,000 Jobs (247wallst.com)
- Germany’s Siemens to axe 15,000 jobs (bbc.co.uk)