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Siemens plans to expand its green energy portfolio to enable Euros 25 billion (approximately Rs 1,74,339 crore) savings globally by 2011, with significant carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction from its products and processes in key markets, including India.

Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio spans sectors such as industry, energy and healthcare. The company’s gas turbines, retrofitting of older power plants, wind power systems, energy-efficient lighting and ecofriendly trains contribute toward reducing CO2 emissions.

In India, the company’s Talcher-Kolar (East-South) high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line is saving over a million tonnes of CO2. Further, the Ballia – Bhiwadi HVDC project being built for Power Grid Corporation of India is expected to reduce transmission losses by 37 per cent and reduce CO2 emissions by 688,000 tonnes per annum.

The company also has provided the propulsion system and electrical equipments for Mumbai suburban trains, which helps to save up to 30 per cent energy.

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