Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

Pursuing the ambition of sustainable energy management does not only include the development and implementation of new, more advanced technologies but also the proper maintenance and servicing of existing ones. This prolongs the life cycles of currently operational assets and therefore increases the resource efficiency. Both will be main topics of this issue with articles about Siemens' customer-including services and about our participation at this year's CIGRE fair in Paris.

Ute Rohr, Marcus Haeusler

Service @ Siemens
Customer service is not just a takeover of maintenance duties but instead it is an umbrella term

for supporting one's customers however possible in his business. With the first HVDC User Conference this year Siemens has installed a communicational platform to exchange experiences with HVDC assets between consumer and supplier.
> First HVDC User Conference
Siemens @ CIGRE
s one of the world's largest suppliers and innovators for energy management solutions Siemens participates at this year's CIGRE fair in Paris, France to introduce its newest developments and ideas for the

electrical power supply of the future.
> 2nd generation DC grid access for offshore wind farms: "HVDC in an AC fashion"
> High Power Underground Transmission for HV DC
> Diode-Rectifier HVDC link to onshore power systems
> A closer look at protection concepts for DC systems
> Power Intensive Energy Storage and Multilevel STATCOM

Siemens has gained a variety of new contracts for transmission projects all around the world on different fields of technology. We are proud to present you some of the most interesting as future examples for Siemens technology.
> Siemens receives order to deliver world's first 1,100 kV HVDC transformers
> Largest Statcom reactive power compensation project in India
> New Offshore Transformer Module (OTM) for Scottish wind farm
> Siemens supports TSOs in Europe with consistent network planning
> Siemens wins another service order for the Veja Mate offshore project

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