The German Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology IEE and the French Grenoble Ecole de Management perform a study on the use of sulfur hexafluoride gas (SF6) in power distribution grids. The goal of the study is to investigate the environmental and socio-economic impact of SF6 and fluorine gas-free alternatives as the insulating medium in combination with vacuum switching technology in medium voltage switchgear. Siemens will support this study, and further sponsors can take part. The study is also intended to support the COP 21 Paris Agreement as well as industry's commitment to sustainability.
Source: Siemens AG
Date: Mar 29, 2019