This website likes to draw your attention to the platform "Green Switching". Participants of this platform are standing behind this initiative to encourage the use of environmentally friendly technology for electrical systems in power distribution. The aim of the Platform is to offer a viewpoint to any organisation or individual able to support.
In recent years, there has been an increasing trend in the use of SF6 gas in medium voltage switchgear. SF6 is a strong greenhouse gas that is listed in the Kyoto Protocol as one of the mediums of which usage must be reduced.
The use of SF6 gas for switchgear in the distribution network is unnecessary and undesirable in the view of the environmental issues. There are good alternatives available for medium voltage applications. Switching in vacuum combined with solid insulation has been a safe and environmentally friendly solution used for many years.
In the context of the Reduction program for Greenhouse gasses, the Platform Green Switching stimulates clean technologies. The "Green Switching" Platform is designed to make available the information that is required in order to make a considered choice regarding switchgear in power distribution.