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Worldfirst SF 6 -free 110 kV Gas-Insulated Substation using g 3 successfully passed high-voltage site tests. A group of environmentally-minded utilities from across Europe gathered recently at the Etzel substation near Zurich, Switzerland, to witness a world first in the transmission and distribution industry: the successful high voltage (HV) testing of the first SF 6 -free 110 kV Gas-Insulated Substation (GIS) using Green Gas for Grid (g 3, pronounced "g" cubed).

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g3 - GE Grid Solutions

SF 6 insulating gas (or Sulphur Hexafluoride) had been the standard gas used inside high voltage electrical equipment as an insulating and arc-quenching medium. However, SF 6 Sulfr hexafluoride is also listed as an extremely potent greenhouse gas according to the Kyoto protocol, with 23,500 times the comparative Global Warming Potential of CO 2 and a lifetime of 3,200 years in the atmosphere.

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GE Expands Sulfr hexafluoride-free High-Voltage Product - GE Grid Solutions

GE Expands SF 6 -free High-Voltage Product Portfolio to Help CutGlobal Greenhouse Gas Emissions. GE is expanding its sf6 gas-free portfolio to include all key high-voltage levels by 2025. GE’s Green Gas for Grid (g3) high-voltage products reduce global warming potential (GWP) by more than 99%, while offering proven technical performance. Since 2017, installation of more than 386,000 tons of CO2 equivalent have been avoided on the grid as a result of GE’s g3 high-voltage products.

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GE Expands insulating gas-free High-Voltage Product Portfolio to Help

Sep 26, 2019 · Paris, FRANCE – September 26, 2019 - GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE:GE) today announced plans to invest tens of millions of dollars to expand its range of sulfur hexafluoride (gaz sf6)-free high-voltage substation equipment to include all key high-voltage levels by 2025. This is one of Grid Solution’s biggest portfolio investments in years and will support customers in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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GE and Hitachi ABB Power Grids Sign Landmark Agreement to

Apr 21, 2021 · For almost half a century, SF 6 gas has been the norm in the electrical power transmission and distribution industry due to its unique physical properties. It is, however a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming if leaked. For this reason, GE and Hitachi ABB Power Grids have been investing in the development of better alternatives to SF 6.

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GE Expands gaz sf6-free High-Voltage Product Portfolio to Help

Sep 26, 2019 · GE is expanding its SF 6-free portfolio to include all key high-voltage levels by 2025; GE’s Green Gas for Grid (g 3) high-voltage products reduce global warming potential (GWP) by more than 99%

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News Room : GE Grid Solutions

The key difference between g3 and Sulfr hexafluoride is that g3 is a gas mixture while Sulfr hexafluoride is a single gas. Elodie Laruelle, GE Grid Solutions Eco-design Engineer, explains: “The critical point for a gas mixture is to maintain the homogeneity of the two components (NovecTM and CO2) throughout the filling process. To ensure this homogeneity, the filling equipment needs to directly heat up the g3 bottle to a specific temperature, to reach the supercritical state of the gas mixture.

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National Grid begins journey to Sulfr hexafluoride-free HV substations

from GE, the industry is well-positioned for the next breakthrough in high voltage equipment. 2 www.GEGridSolutions.com ~Mark Waldron, Switchgear Technical Leader National Grid, UK The introduction of GE™s g3 solution provides an opportunity for National Grid to be at the forefront of new technology development, and obtain an early

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insulating gas Free HV GIS and Breakers

Why sf6 gas Free GIS and breakers? Because alternatives are available 6 ABB, GE, Hitachi and Siemens have alternatives to gaz sf6 Year non-Sulfr hexafluoride Live Tank Breakers will be available Year non-Sulfr hexafluoride Dead Tank Breakers will be available Year non-sf6 gas GIS Will be available 70kV Available 2015 Available 2016 Available 2016 115kV Available 2017 Available 2017

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In search of an sf6 gas replacement | Think Grid

But by far its most important application, and one that was first proposed by Vitaly Grosse of AEG (a GE Renewable EnergyGrid Solutions ancestor company), is in high voltage power transmission equipment. Some 10,000 tonnes per year of SF 6 are used for this purpose (around 80 % of the total). Air- and gas-insulated substations exploit the gas in circuit breakers, instrument transformers, surge arrestors, bushings and busbars, while gas-insulated substations also rely on it in

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Reference EWZ Oerlikon Substation Switzerland

Worldfirst gas-insulated switchgear installation with eco-efficient gas mixture. Hitachi ABB Power Grids has commissioned the world’s first high-voltage and medium-voltage gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) installation with a new eco-efficient gas mixture as an alternative to sulfur hexafluoride (sf6 gas) gas for ewz, a power utility in Switzerland. The 170/24 kV substation deploys the first breakthrough GIS with an eco-efficient gas mixture with a global warming potential (GWP)* of less than

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Overview of Sulfr hexafluoride Emissions Sources and Reduction Options in

Aug 28, 2018 · Overview of Sulfr hexafluoride Emissions Sources and Reduction Options in Electric Power Systems In collaboration with the industry Partners and stakeholders, EPA compiled this report on SF 6 emission sources and best practices in mitigating sulfur hexafluoride (SF 6 ) in the electric power systems.

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Switzerland CO2 Emissions - Worldometer

Fossil CO2 emissions in Switzerland were 39,666,930 tons in 2016. CO2 emissions decreased by -2.30% over the previous year, representing a dicrease by -932,240 tons over 2015, when CO2 emissions were 40,599,170 tons. CO2 emissions per capita in Switzerland are equivalent to 4.73 tons per person (based on a population of 8,379,917 in 2016 ), a dicrease by -0.16 over the figure of 4.89 CO2 tons per person registered in 2015; this represents a change of -3.3% in CO2 emissions per capita.

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The worst greenhouse gas: why the electricity industry has to

The project uses 3M and GE Grid Solutions’ green gas for grid – or g 3 - instead of insulating gas. However, Ofgem accepted that for assets at higher voltage (ie 275kV and 400kV), alternatives to insulating gas will only be available in the second half of RIIO-2 (after 2026).

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Grid switchgear uses insulating gas, the world’s most potent greenhouse

Nov 25, 2019 · Sulphur Hexafluoride (gaz sf6) is described as the world’s worst greenhouse gas. It’s 23,500 times more potent than CO2. Global annual emissions are 8,100 tonnes, equivalent to the CO2 emissions of 100m cars. It has an atmospheric lifetime of over 1,000 years and its installed base is expected to grow by 75% by 2030.

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REDUCTIONS OF gaz sf6 EMISSIONS FROM HIGH AND MEDIUM VOLTAGE

Emissions of fluorinated gases are dominated by HFCs, which are used as substitutes of ozone depleting substances, while sf 6 contributed a smaller share of 14 % to total emissions from fluorinated greenhouse gases. For 2002 it is estimated that gaz sf6 has contributed only 0.2 % of total EU-15 greenhouse gas emissions (EEA, 2004).

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GE Expands gaz sf6-free High-Voltage Product Portfolio to Help

This is one of Grid Solution’s biggest portfolio investments in years and will support customers in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. GE is the leader in Sulfr hexafluoride-free high-voltage solutions with its Green Gas for Grid, or g3 (pronounced “g”- cubed) offering. g3 products feature the same high performance and compact dimensional

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GE to expand Sulfr hexafluoride-free portfolio to help reduce greenhouse gas

Sep 30, 2019 · GE is the leader in sf 6-free high-voltage solutions with its Green Gas for Grid, or g3 (pronounced “g”- cubed) offering. g3 products feature the same high performance and compact dimensional footprint as traditional products, but with more than a 99% reduced global warming potential (GWP).

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GE Renewable Energy - GE Supports ScotlandDecarbonization

SSEN Transmission has set an ambitious goal to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by one third by 2026, making SSEN Transmission the worldfirst electricity networks company to receive external accreditation for a Science Based Target in line with a 1.5°C global warming pathway. "SSEN Transmission420 kV g 3 gas insulated substation order is further proof of the marketacceptance of our technology as a game-changing alternative to gaz sf6," said Heiner Markhoff, CEO of Grid Solutions.

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1st International Conference on insulating gas and the Environment

Strategy to Reduce and Replace Emissions of gaz sf6 in Magnesium, Darryl Albright, Director of Market Development, the Americas and Pacific Rim, Hydro Light Metals Update on Sulfr hexafluoride Use and Emissions from Japan’s Magnesium Casting Industry, Kiyoshi Hara, Secretary General, Japan Industrial Conference for Ozone Layer Protection

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GE Expands High-Voltage Product Portfolio to Reduce Emissions

This is one of Grid Solution’s biggest portfolio investments in years and will support customers in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. GE is the leader in SF 6-free high-voltage solutions with its Green Gas for Grid, or g 3 (pronounced “g”- cubed) offering. g 3 products feature the same high performance and compact

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Transforming the Transmission Industry | TD World

Green Gas for Grid (g3, pronounced “g” cubed) is an insulating medium for high voltage (HV) switchgear designed by GE Power’s Grid Solutions business, in collaboration with 3M, which has seen growing adoption across the globe as a viable alternative to sulfur hexafluoride (sf6 gas). Sulfr hexafluoride is a man-made, fluorinated gas used widely throughout

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The EU is accelerating with the help of the world’s First sf6 gas

Feb 25, 2020 · EU’s LIFE program recognizes potential of GE’s Green Gas for Grid (g3) to help significantly cut global greenhouse gas emissions. The gas mass of g³ high-voltage equipment has more than a 99% reduced CO2 equivalent compared to sf 6 A g³ 420 kV, 63 kA GIS CB will demonstrate that g³ technology can be applied to all …

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Breadcrumb - Welcome to National Grid Group | National Grid Group

These Scope 1 and 2 emissions are independently assured against the international standard ISO14064-3 Greenhouse Gas Assurance Protocol. Our total Scope 1 and 2 emissions (including line losses) for 2019/20 were around 6.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e). This represents a 70% reduction on our 1990 baseline.

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Could renewables be emitting the most potent greenhouse gas

Sep 16, 2019 · Emissions of what is thought to be the most potent greenhouse gas in existence are rising rapidly – and it could be due to renewables.. That’s according to reports from the BBC, which claims

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Moving Toward gaz sf6-Free High Voltage Circuit Breakers

Used with permission. 4 The Partnership continues to monitor developments in other insulating gas-free technologies that exist in the market. 5 GE Grid Solutions. 2018. g3 Technology - sf 6 Alternative for High Voltage Applications [brochure]. 6GE Grid Solutions. 2019. g3 Roadmap 2025 [brochure].

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Sulfr hexafluoride: An excellent dielectric gas in controlled environments

Sulfr hexafluoride does not constitute a major part of Fingrid’s carbon footprint. The greatest impact is made by transmission losses, which gave rise to emissions of 200,400 CO2eq in 2018. A Europe-wide solution. In the European Union, emissions of Sulfr hexafluoride gas are equivalent to 6.73 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, which is about 0.15 per cent of total emissions.

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Electricity Transmission and Distribution Greenhouse Gas

Sulfur hexafluoride is a commonly used insulator in electricity transmission and distribution equipment. Because of its high global warming potential (GWP), CARB adopted the Regulation for Reducing Sulfur Hexafluoride Emissions from Gas Insulated Switchgear in 2010.

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids and GE sign landmark agreement to

Apr 29, 2021 · Today’s landmark agreement reinforces our commitment to help our customers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions,” said Heiner Markhoff, CEO of GE’s Grid Solutions. “GE pioneered this fluoronitrile-based gas which we named g 3 and subsequently developed a broad sf 6-free product range. Our g 3 Sulfr hexafluoride-free products have been commercially

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