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Faurecia Taps Schneider Electric to Reach Carbon Neutrality (Int'l.)
Schneider Electric
Date: 2020-05-27
Nanterre, France-based automotive technology company Faurecia Group reports the selection of France's Schneider Electric as a preferred partner to support its commitment to decarbonize its operations and reach CO2 neutrality by 2025.

A significant part of greenhouse gas emissions in Faurecia's 300 worldwide operations are direct emissions from controlled facilities and indirect emissions from energy procured (scopes 1 and 2 respectively). The first stage of the program will include both purchasing energy produced with low-carbon fuels or from renewable sources, and reducing energy used by adopting innovative digital solutions for efficiency and heat recovery. In addition to this first milestone of CO2 neutrality in scopes 1 and 2 in 2025, Faurecia is also targeting CO2 neutrality in controlled emissions in 2030 and CO2 full neutrality by 2050. (Source: Schneider Electric, PR, 21 May, 2020) Contact: Faurecia, www.faurecia.com; Schneider Electric, www.se.com

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Global Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings Market Size, Status and Forecast 2019-2025 (Report Available)
QY Research
Date: 2020-02-05
QY Research is touting its Global Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings Market Size, Status and Forecast 2019-2025 report covering the global energy efficiency in commercial buildings market.

According to the report, the global energy efficiency in commercial buildings market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 12.0 pct between 2019 and 2025. By the end of 2025, the global market value is projected to reach above $60 billion, an increase over its 2018 $25 billion mark.

The report covers leading players in the global energy efficiency in commercial buildings market, including Johnson Controls, Logical Buildings, Siemens, Honeywell, Cylon Controls, Eaton Corporation, Spacewell, Carrier (UTC), Coolnomix, Schneider Electric, GridPoint, Fujitsu General, Technovator International, Emerson Electric, Danfoss, General Electric, Carel, Trane, Hitachi, and Bosch Thermotechnology.

On the basis of product type, the market is segmented into energy management, lighting, and HVAC. The authors of the report have also segmented the global energy efficiency in commercial buildings market into schools, hospitals, stadiums, shopping malls, retain chains, offices, and hotels and others.

Access report details and PDF report sample HERE. (Source: QY Research, PR, 29 Jan., 2020) Contact: QY Research, Inc., 626 295 2442, , www.qyresearch.com

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Schneider EcoStruxure Building Solution Delivers Energy Efficiency, Savings (Int'l., Ind. Report)
Schneider Electric
Date: 2020-02-05
In the UK, global energy efficiency and energy management services specialist Schneider Electric reports its EcoStruxure Building Solution is overseeing the University of Nottingham's building management and operations optimization.

Schneider's EcoStruxure Building solution plays a pivotal role in reducing energy consumption and expenditure while driving drive greater cost savings through a better understanding of energy through a single platform. As a result, the University is seeing a 5 pct reduction in energy consumption, a 3 pct drop in overall energy costs , a 25 pct lowering in maintenance costs and increased efficiencies in areas where EcoStruxure has been deployed. (Source: Schneider Electric, PR, voltium, 1 Feb., 2020) Contact: Schneider Electric, www.schneider-electric.co.in/en: University of Nottingham, www.nottingham.ac.uk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Building Energy Management,  Schneider Electric,  Energy Efficiency,  


Schneider Pursuing, Delivering Net-Zero CO2 Emissions (Ind. Report)
Schneider Electric
Date: 2019-10-07
Global energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric reports 13 of its buildings globally are now "net-zero carbon" -- carbon neutral through a combination of its Energy Sustainability Services (ESS, )EcoStruxure and digital energy management solutions as enablers to operate with net- zero CO2 emissions.

Schneider Electric aims to drastically cut CO2 emissions from its operations, following a 1.5 degree C trajectory in line with Science-Based Targets. To that end, Schneider Electric reduced CO2 emissions by 130,000 tonnes, a 22 pct decrease (2018 compared to 2017) in just one year.

Schneider Electric has adopted the World Green Building Council's definition of "net-zero carbon buildings" as a building that is highly energy efficient and fully powered from on-site and/or off-site renewable energy sources, to achieve net-zero carbon emissions annually in operation.

Schneider Electric has delivered over 30 pct energy savings globally over the past 10 years since the start of its Schneider Energy Action energy efficiency program. In addition, as of October 2019, 45 pct of Schneider Electric's operations are powered with renewable electricity. (Source: Schneider Electric, PR, voltimum, 6 Oct., 2019)Contact: Schneider Electric, Kakali Ray, VP Sales, www.schneider-electric.us

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Renewable Energy,  Schneider Electric,  Net-Zero Carbon,  Carbon Emissions ,  


Battery Management Specialist Titan AES Raises $10Mn (Funding)
Titan Advanced Energy Solutions Inc
Date: 2019-10-02
In the Bay State, Salem-headquartered ultrasound-based battery management expert Titan Advanced Energy Solutions Inc (Titan) reports the conclusion of a $10-million Series A financing round. The new funds are earmarked for product development, staffing and marketing activities.

Titan's "ionView" technology is used to improve the performance and extending the life-cycle of existing lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, including grid energy storage systems.

Schneider Electric Ventures, Energy Innovation Capital, and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) participated in the transaction. (Source: Titan Advanced Energy Solutions Inc., Oct., 2019) Contact: Titan Advanced Energy Solutions Inc., 561.206.2324, info@titanaes.com, www.titanaes.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Li-Ion,  Lithium Ion Battery,  Battery,  Energy Stoage,  Titan Advanced Energy Solutions Inc,  


Schneider Electric Launches Water Efficiency Innovations (Ind. Report)
Schneider Electric
Date: 2019-09-23
Energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric has unveiled new IIoT-based innovations for the water industry. These digital innovations, including EcoStruxure Pumping Performance Advisor, EcoStruxure Augmented Operator Advisor, EcoStruxure Hybrid DCS for Water and the PROficient Premier Access Portal, drive process optimization to increase efficiency and reduce operating costs to make operations in water and wastewater more profitable.

EcoStruxure Pumping Performance Advisor is a digital service designed to manage pump station performance through insights, recommendations and direct access to Schneider service team of engineers. This new group of digital services for the continuous improvement of pumping in water and wastewater, address challenges such as cost of water, while maximizing the return on your assets for 24/7 operations. Leveraging data-driven digital technologies, this solution can help you reduce energy cost and increase performance, reduce unplanned downtime and extend life of mechanical and electrical assets.

EcoStruxure Hybrid DCS is an automation system that operates an entire water plant in a single common database.. EcoStruxure Augmented Operator Advisor improves operational efficiency with augmented reality, enabling operators to superimpose the current data and virtual objects onto a cabinet, machine, or plant.

PROficient Premier Access Portal is a new online platform that provides fast, easily-accessible information and expertise to Schneider’s Consulting Engineer community, product information, technical information, support and more.

EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric's open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform. It delivers enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity. EcoStruxure leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity to deliver Innovation at Every Level. This includes Connected Products, Edge Control, and Apps, Analytics & Services. EcoStruxure has been deployed in 480,000+ sites, with the support of 20,000+ system integrators and developers, connecting over 1.6 million assets under management through 40+ digital services. (Source: Schneider Electric, PR, 23 Sept., 2019) Contact: Schneider Electric, Kakali Ray, VP Sales, www.schneider-electric.us

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Moody AFB, Schneider Elec. Ink $11.2Mn, ESPC Energy Efficiency Contract (Ind. Report)
Moody Air Force Base
Date: 2019-08-09
The USAF Moody Air Force Base in Lowndes County, Georgia reports inking an $11.2 million energy efficiency and infrastructure improvement project energy savings performance contract (ESPC) contract with Schneider Electric that is expected to generate more than $21 million in energy savings over the next 23 years.

The project includes a 2.5 MW on-site solar array that will allow the base to move away from nuclear, coal and gas energy sources, as well as:

  • expands the base's energy management controls system (EMCS) for increased visibility of energy use;

  • upgrades and replaces current interior and exterior lighting systems with LED technology;

  • updates HVAC/Variable Frequency Drive systems to improve air quality and comfort for airmen;

  • replaces transformers for enhanced energy efficiency and added resilience and reliability.

    The project is expected to be completed within 18 months.(Source: Moody Air Force Base, PR, Aug., 2019) Contact: Moody Air Force Base, Don Montgomery, Energy Manager, 229-257-4211, www.military.com/base-guide/moody-air-force-base/contact/welcome--visitors-center/7293; Schneider Electric, Mark Nolan, Director, Marketing, www.schneider-electric.us

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency ,  Schneider Electric,  Solar,  Energy Management,  


  • Schneider Electric Touting 'Rethink Energy' Initiative (Int'l.)
    Schneider Electric
    Date: 2019-07-15
    In the UK, Telford-based Schneider Electric UK his reporting the launch of its 'Rethink Energy" initiative aimed at changing business, consumer and government attitudes to energy waste and help combat climate change.

    A Schneider Electric commissioned study of 2,000 UK adults and over 600 UK businesses revealed that just 10 pct of consumers want to do more to curb their current energy use, while 74 pct believe they already do enough. 68 pct of business leaders reported their organizations wasted energy, particularly in the form of inefficient building and office space, while 43 pct of corporate CEOs said their organization had not implemented any measures aimed at tackling these inefficiencies in 2018.

    The 'Rethink Energy' initiative is focused on: the role for energy in achieving a zero-carbon economy by 2050; £1 trillion price tag -- cost or opportunity; and what will drive change in the UK's demand for energy.

    "HM Treasury recently suggested it could cost the UK around £1 trillion to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, but it's not about cost, it's about huge savings. Sustainability is a cost that pays for itself and technology and innovation will be key to meeting the energy efficiency challenge," according Mike Hughes, Zone President, Schneider Electric UK & Ireland (Source: Schneider Electric UK, PR, voltimum, 13 July, 2019) Contact: Schneider Electric Ltd UK, +44 0870 608 8608, gb-customerservices@gb.schneider-electric.com , www.schneider-electric.co.uk/en

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Schneider Electric,  Energy Efficiency,  Net-Zero Carbon,  Climate Change ,  


    Schneider Electric eyeing Greece’s EUR 1.5 billion smart meter project
    Schneider Electric
    Date: 2019-06-04
    Schneider Electric has contacted the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO) to express interest in the replacement of around 7.5 million conventional electricity meters with smart meters, The project to replace conventional electricity meters with smart meters, implemented by HEDNO, whose Greek acronym is DEDDIE, is worth €1.5 billion, the portal wrote. Schneider Electric, which is already cooperating with HEDNO on other projects, is now waiting for the Greek power grid operator to announce the details regarding tendering for the smart meter project, in which it will be participating, according to the report. According to the report, the scenarios on the table include the implementation of the project via private funds, through a public-private partnership (PPP), and by a strategic investor. The most likely scenario, presented in late April to the board of Public Power Corporation (PPC), envisages the creation of a subsidiary to which the existing analog meters will be passed on, and then the entry into that entity of a strategic investor with a 49% stake so as to ensure the financing of the project, the portal wrote.

    Replacing the analog meters with digital ones will allow for the management of energy both by the grid operator and by consumers, while efficiently dealing with the problem of electricity theft for good, according to the report.

    Schneider Electric recently installed an energy management system in the network of Italian power company Enel, which has led to savings of some 30%, the report adds. (Source: Schneider Electric, Balkan Green Energy News, 4 June, 2019)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Schneider Electric news,  


    Schneider Claims Improved Flexibility, Energy Savings (Ind. Report)
    Schneider Electric
    Date: 2019-05-27
    Energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric reports it is extending its line of PowerLogic EM4200 series Enercept energy and power meters to include five new meters, which join the previously announced line of Enercept Flex meters, to provide installers with enhanced application flexibility and options for retrofit applications.

    According to the Schneider release, the new products offer maximum versatility, flexibility and ease of installation for most retrofit applications and are easy to integrate with EcoStruxure Power and Energy Management solutions and building management system software for improved energy efficiency and savings.

    The EM4200 series Enercept meters are ideal for energy management, tenant sub-billing and demand response applications and when installed, automatically integrate with Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure™ Power and Energy Management solutions via auto-detect software to provide building managers with data that can improve energy efficiency by up to 20 pct. The meters are compatible with other building management system (BMS) software and are equipped with BACnet® and Modbus® protocols. The EM4200 series Enercept meters can quickly correct installation errors directly from BMS software, improving maintenance, installation and downtime costs.

    EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric's open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform that leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity to deliver Innovation at every level. This includes Connected Products, Edge Control, and Apps, Analytics & Services. EcoStruxure has been deployed in more than 480,000 sites, with the support of more than 20,000 system integrators and developers, connecting over 1.6 million assets under management through more than 40 digital services. (Source: Schneider Electric, 25 May, 2019) Contact: Schneider Electric, Mark Nolan, Director, Offer Management and Marketing, www.schneider-electric.us

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Schneider Electric,  Energy Storage,  Energy Efficiency,  


    Lamar Univ.Claims $20,000,000 in Energy Savings (Ind. Report)
    Schneider Electric
    Date: 2019-05-03
    In the Lone Star State, Lamar University in Beaumont reports it has reached a $20 million energy savings milestone as a result of its 15-year-long energy efficiency project with energy and sustainability expert, Schneider Electric. To date, this project has generated $21,276,086 million in energy savings and cut campus-wide utility consumption by 43 pct saving on average $1.63 million in annual utility costs.

    The savings came from a wide variety of Schneider Electric implemented measures that improved energy efficiency and enhanced the learning environment, including:

  • Replacing HVAC equipment to increase comfort for staff, faculty and students;
  • Updating hot water heaters, water fixtures and the chiller plant to increase the life of equipment:
  • Installing new energy management systems to decrease staff maintenance time; and
  • Retrofitting campus lighting for a brighter learning environment. (Source: Schneider Electric, PR, May, 2019) Contact: Schneider Electric, Kate Plourde, 615-739-8342, kate.plourde@schneider-electric.com, www.schneider-electric.com, www.schneider-electric.us.; Lamar University, Dr. Alicen Flosi, Instructor and Director of Sustainability www.lamar.edu

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Schneider Electric,  Energy Efficiency,  


  • Schneider Elec. Scores 2019 Climate Leadership Award (Ind. Report)
    Schneider Electric,Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
    Date: 2019-03-25
    BOSTON, March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In Boston, global energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric has been recognized for its commitment to carbon neutrality at the 2019 Climate Leadership Awards. The Organizational Leadership award recognizes the company's comprehensive greenhouse gas inventories and aggressive emissions reduction goals as well as its internal response and engagement of its employees, partners, and supply chain to commit to carbon neutrality.

    Schneider Electric is committed to reducing emissions and actively works towards making its operations more sustainable through:

  • Energy productivity -- Participation in the Climate Group's global EP100 initiative that brings together a growing group of energy-smart companies committed to using energy more productively, to lower greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate a clean economy;
  • Renewable electricity -- As a member of the RE100 initiative, Schneider Electric is one of the world's most influential companies committed to 100 percent renewable power;
  • Green Premium integrated offers -- By 2020, Schneider Electric is committed to achieving 75 percent of the Company's global sales under its Green Premium program.

    According to the company's Planet & Society Barometer, which is audited by a third party, Schneider Electric slashed energy intensity by 42 pct between 2005 and 2017, and carbon intensity by 35 pct between 2012 and 2017.

    The Climate Leadership Awards is a national awards program hosted by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry that recognizes and incentivizes exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change. Since 2012, the program has honored more than 150 recipients from diverse sectors across the U.S.

    The Climate Leadership Awards is a national awards program that recognizes and incentivizes exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change. Since 2012, the program has honored more than 150 recipients from diverse sectors across the U.S. A full list of the award recipients is available here: https://www.climateleadershipconference.org/clc_awards (Source: Schneider Electric, PR, 22 Mar., 2019) Contact: Schneider Electric, www.schneider-electric.us; Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, www.c2es.org; 2019 Climate Leadership Awards, Climate Leadership Conference, www.climateleadershipconference.org/clc_awards

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Schneider Electric,  Climate Leadership Awards,  


  • Schneider Elec. Launches Int'l Innovation Ventures Program (Int'l)
    Schneider Electric
    Date: 2019-02-04
    Global energy efficiency and management services company Schneider Electric is reporting the launch of Schneider Electric Ventures aimed at identifying, promoting and supporting innovation that can contribute to sustainability and energy efficiency in the future. The company has committed to invest between €300 and €500 million over the next years in incubation projects, partnerships with entrepreneurs and specialized funds. Some projects are already underway including six companies.

    Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the indisputable leader in Power Management -- Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. Schneider provides integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. (Source: Schneider Electric, PR, Feb., 2019) Contact: Schneider Electric, www.schneider-electric.co.in/en

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    Schneider Commits to Carbon Neutrality by 2030 (Int'l, Ind. Report)
    Schneider Electric
    Date: 2018-12-05
    In London, energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric reports it is accelerating its contribution to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals and plans to become carbon neutral by 2030.To that end, the company is strengthening its commitments to fighting climate change, based on the following complementary initiatives:
  • Before 2020: meet the 21 new commitments of the 2018-2020 Schneider Sustainability Impact barometer, outline a specific trajectory based on the assumption that Earth will breach the 2 degree C warming limit by 2050 and validate it through the Science Based Targets initiative, signed by the Group in 2016.

  • Achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 at its plants and sites, in a cohesive industry ecosystem encompassing both suppliers and clients. To that aim, the Group will; quantify carbon emissions saved by its customers thanks to its EcoStruxure offers; switch to 100 pct renewable electricity, use 100 pct recyclable or reusable packaging, and recover 100 pct of its industrial waste, and; double its energy productivity against a 2005 baseline.

  • Beginning immediately and by 2050 cut its scope 1 and scope 2 carbon emissions by more than 50 pct vs. 2015, in line with the guiding principles of the Science Based Targets initiative. (Source: Schneider Electric, 3 Dec., 2018) Contact: Schneider Electric Ltd UK, Gilles Vermot Desroches, Sustainability Senior VP , www.schneider-electric.com/uk

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  • Schneider Touts Energy Sustainability, Efficiency Fund (Int'l)
    Schneider Electric
    Date: 2018-11-26
    Schneider Electric is touting "Schneider Electric Ventures" which identifies, nurtures and supports innovations contributing to future sustainability and energy efficiency.

    Schneider Electric Ventures supports innovation through funding, incubation and partnerships. The firm has committed to invest between €300 and €500 million in incubation projects, partnerships with entrepreneurs, and specialized funds in the coming years. Major projects developed by Schneider Electric Ventures include:

  • eIQ Mobility, a start-up which enables and accelerates electric mobility at scale by providing "Electric Fleet as a Service " to large commercial fleets;

  • Clipsal Solar, a business venture for on-grid and off-grid solutions for residential and commercial applications in Australia, where 1.8 million homeowners have installed solar panels to help manage their energy bills. The market is forecasted to grow with additional 134,000 homes by 2021;

  • Greentown Labs Bold Ideas Challenge in partnership with Greentown Labs, focused on fast-tracking entrepreneurs with the mentors, team members, grants of $25,000 and business and technical resources they need to launch successful ventures. (Source: Schneider Electric, PR, 25 Nov., 2018)Contact: Schneider Electric, www.schneider-electric.us

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Schneider Electric,  Energy Efficiency,  Sustainable Energy,  


  • Schneider Enhances EcoStruxure Building Offering (New Prod & Tech)
    Schneider Electric
    Date: 2018-11-16
    Energy efficiency and management specialist Schneider Electric is touting the next generation of its EcoStruxure™ Building portfolio, the open Internet of Things (IoT) platform that improves building occupant engagement, sustainability and energy efficiency.

    EcoStruxure Building additions include: EcoStruxure Workplace Advisor: A suite of digital services for the workplace offering occupancy and well-being analytics, a mobile occupant application to improve building occupant engagement and productivity, and enable facility managers to optimize space.

    Connected Room Solution: The next evolution of Smart X IP Controllers, RPC, will empower users to better control their environments with the ability to interface with the HVAC system through their mobile device. The Commission SmartX Controllers mobile application, available with the Connected Room Solution, will enable technicians and electricians to more efficiently perform commissioning, flow balance, and checkout operations.

    EcoStruxure Security Expert: The latest addition to Schneider Electric's building security portfolio is a scalable, IT-friendly solution that integrates existing security systems within one platform, providing one-stop access control and intrusion detection from purpose-built field controllers, RFID Smartcard Reader technology, and application software.

    EcoStruxure Building Operation 3.0: Will provide an enhanced mobile-friendly user interface, a convenient dashboard experience, and further engineering efficiency for partners including enhanced controller configurations, and new reporting functions for enhanced data insights.

    EcoStruxure Building is part of the Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Architecture. EcoStruxure is an IoT-enabled, plug and play, open, interoperable, architecture and platform. EcoStruxure™ leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity to deliver Innovation at every level, from Connected Products and Edge Control to Apps, Analytics and Services. (Source: Schneider Electric, Facility Exec. 14 Nov., 2018) Contact: Schneider Electric, Jim Sandelin, Snr. VP, Buildings Americas, www.schneider-electric.us

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Schneider Electric,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Management,  


    Schneider Electric Innovation Simplifies Power Systems (Int'l)
    Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation,Schneider Eletric
    Date: 2018-11-02
    In Dubai, energy management specialist Schneider Electric is reporting the regional launch of its connected and scalable Masterpact MTZ circuit breaker which runs on the EcoStruxure Power architecture for enhanced energy efficiency.

    EcoStruxure Power can save up to 15 pct in maintenance costs, reduce energy spend by as much as 10 pct, and reduce project costs by up to 15 pct, according to the Schneider Electric release.

    The UAE Energy Strategy aims to generate 50 pct of the country's energy from clean energy by 2050, while the Dubai Energy Strategy is aiming for 75 pct of energy requirements from clean sources by 2050. The UAE hosted $72 billion worth of energy investment to 2022, according to the Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (Apicorp). (Source: Schneider Electric, TradeArabia News Service, 1 Nov., 2018) Contact: Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation, www.apicorp-arabia.com; Schneider Electric, www.schneider-electric.us

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Schneider Electric,  Energy Efficiency,  


    Schneider Electric Supports Nigerian Micro-Grids (Int'l)
    Schneider Electric
    Date: 2018-10-08
    Schneider Electric has said it is committed to developing micro grids in Nigeria as part of efforts to increase access to electricity across the country. In Nigeria, Schneider Electric's Head of Marketing and Business Development, Ifeanyi Odoh, reports Schneider Electric has been providing energy management solutions to key markets across West Africa with fully half of Nigeria's transmission and distribution substations using Schneider Electric's s solutions to deliver safe and reliable power to homes and businesses.

    In a presentation, Odoh noted that solar energy is a major business of Schneider Electric and that the company's EcoStruxure solutions are leveraging the Internet of Things in order to ensure efficiency and profitability of solar energy and is working with qualified regional partners to that end. (Source: Schneider Electric, Punch, 7 Oct., 2018) Contact: Schneider Electric, www.schneider-electric.us

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    Al. County School Board Efficiency Upgrades Saves $1M (Ind Report)
    Schneider Electric
    Date: 2018-08-20
    In Alabama, the Jackson County school system is reporting a savings of $1 million only three years after completing a program of energy efficiency -- energy saving upgrades at its 20 facilities.

    Schneider Electric was in charge of the project which deployed: CFL bulbs with reflectors to increase light using smaller wattage bulbs; motion and occupancy sensors to keep lights off when the room is unoccupied; individual air conditioners that are adjusted while rooms are in use and scaled back when they are not. With the upgrades, the school system cut its overall energy costs by nearly 30 pct, according to the release. utilities cost cut of nearly 30 percent, which means that money can go toward more important things. (Source : Jackson County School Board, WAFF, Aug., 2018) Contact: Jackson County School Board, www.jacksonk12.org; Schneider Electric, www.schneider-electric.us

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    Abilene City Council Considering Energy Audit, Upgrades (Ind. Report)
    Energy Efficiency,Schneider Electric
    Date: 2018-08-08
    In the Lone Star State, a resolution before the Abilene City Council is proposing that Schneider Electric be engaged to do an energy audit that would provide an in-depth analysis of selected city buildings and/or systems and present a detailed business case for projects guaranteed to cover the cost of investment. If approved by the council on Thursday, Schneider Electric would perform the audit for $138,600.

    In 2008, the city hired Schneider to provide energy efficiency upgrades to 34 facilities. The project focused primarily on building automation systems for HVAC and lighting system upgrades and mechanical system replacements.

    According to Abilene City Manager Robert Hanna, the city has "aging facility infrastructure that does not comply with the most current energy standards. We think there's an opportunity to upgrade those fixtures, HVAC units, whatever, to reduce the amount of energy they consume, and then have those improvements pay for themselves through that energy savings." Abilene's population is about 122,000. (Source: Abilene Reporter News, 6 Aug., 2018) Contact: City of Abilene, Robert Hanna, City Manager, (325) 676-6206, council@abilenetx.gov, www.abilenetx.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Schneider Electric,  


    Schneider Promoting GenNext Buildings' Platform (Ind. Report)
    Schneider Electric
    Date: 2018-05-28
    Energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric is touting the next generation of EcoStruxure Building, the industry' first open innovation platform of buildings. A part of Schneider's EcoStruxure Architecture, the product is the company's IoT (Internet of Things)-enabled, plug and play, open, interoperable, architecture and platform.

    EcoStruxure Building's open, end-to-end IP architecture enables quick, connectivity of IoT devices and provides for edge control and collaboration between building systems and third-party systems and devices.

    For developers, systems integrators and members of Schneider Electric's EcoXpert partner program, EcoStruxure Building enables up to 30 pct faster deployment through: Smart Connector framework for creating new system and app functionality; Enterprise Central allows for 10x more scalability to easily execute site expansions; Mobile commissioning, engineering efficiencies, and development applications for speed, repeatability and consistency.

    Schneider Electric EcoStruxure leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics and cybersecurity to deliver Innovation at every level, from Connected Products, Edge Control to Apps, Analytics & Services, said the statement from the company. It has been deployed in 480,000-plus installations, with the support of more than 20,000 system integrators, connecting over 1.5 million assets, according to Schneider Electric. (Source: Schneider Electric, TradeArabia News Service, 27 May, 2018) Contact: Schneider Electric, www.enable.schneider-electric.com

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    Schneider Electric Enhances Albea's Energy Efficiency (Ind. Report)
    Schneider Electric
    Date: 2018-04-11
    French energy efficiency and management specialist Schneider Electric reports it is partnering with with Albea SA for an integrated energy efficiency and carbon management programme at Albea's personal care packaging facilities by 2020.

    Under the new three-year partnership, Schneider Electric will focus on optimizing utility contracts and rates in addition to standardizing risk management. The new partnership builds on earlier energy efficiency-focused efforts, which helped Albea meet its 15 pct energy consumption reduction goal. Schneider Electric also previously helped Albea to improve CDP reporting, which resulted in improving company ratings from C to B. (Source: Schneider Electric, Power Tech., 10 April, 2018) Contact: Albea SA, www.albea-group.com; Schneider Electric, www.enable.schneider-electric.com

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    Schneider Electric Adds EcoXpert Master Level Partners (Ind. Report)
    Schneider Electric
    Date: 2018-03-02
    Energy management and automation provider Schneider Electric has announced the latest group of EcoXpert™ partners to achieve Master Level status in Building Management Systems (BMS) -- building optimization, sustainability and energy efficiency.

    The EcoXpert Partner Program is a worldwide network of Schneider Electric trained and certified partners who specialize in power management, building optimization and energy efficiency. Its 3,000 members hail from 40 countries and represent the world's leading system integrators, application providers and technology companies. including Critical Power, Building Management Systems, Lighting & Room Control and Data Connectivity.

    EcoXpert BMS Masters develop solutions using EcoStruxure Building, an open, collaborative Internet of Things (IoT) platform for smart buildings that delivers significantly enhanced value across the building ecosystem. (Source: Schneider Electric, PR, 28 Feb., 2018) Contact: Schneider Electric EcoXpert Partner Program, www.schneider-electric.com/en/partners/ecoxper

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    Energy Efficiency Upgrades Expected to Save Alabama School District $14.6Mn (Ind. Report)
    Schneider Electric
    Date: 2018-02-23
    In Alabama, Blount County Schools’ partnership with Schneider Electric to improve energy efficiency at 20 district facilities is expected to generate $14.6 million in energy and operational savings that will be used to finance the projects, according to Schneider Electric.

    Plans include: installation of exterior and interior LED lighting and controls for classrooms; a district-wide VoIP telecommunications system to for improved communications; additional water-reduction technologies in multiple facilities; HVAC upgrades and modernization; sealing windows, doors, gaps, and cracks across all buildings; a new district-wide building automation system; boiler and roof upgrades and replacements in several buildings; and a district-wide building automation system. (Source: Schneider Electric, Various Media, Feb., 2018) Contact: Schneider Electric, www.schneider-electric.us

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    Schneider Supports Ryerson Smart Building Analytics Lab (Ind. Report)
    Schneider Electric Canada,Ryerson University
    Date: 2018-02-21
    Mississauga, Ontario-headquartered energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric Canada reports it is donation $1 million "in kind" to Ryerson University's planned new Smart Building Analytics Living Lab -- the first of its kind in Canada.

    The new lab will be used to demonstrate savings in energy consumption and in capital and operating expenses for buildings of all sizes. As Canada seeks to achieve increasingly ambitious energy- and carbon-reduction goals in alignment with the COP21 outcomes, the laboratory will assist with increasing knowledge and experience in key areas including: improved understanding of emerging HVAC systems; optimization and performance improvement of existing HVAC systems; new data analytics algorithms, predictive models, and machine learning approaches to support building performance improvement in real-time, considering both human effects as well as environmental conditions.

    The Smart Building Analytics Living Lab will be used as a direct connection into the real world of building management systems and energy management. From the facility, the Ryerson team will connect to building control systems using Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure Building software platform including access control, lighting control, security, energy and HVAC systems. (Source: Schneider Electric, PR, 20 Feb., 2018) Contact: Schneider Electric, www.schneider-electric.ca; Ryerson University, (416) 979-5000, www.ryerson.ca

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    Schneider's Power Monitoring-Management System Installed in Aussie Stadium (Int'l)
    Schneider Electric
    Date: 2018-01-26
    In the Land Down Under, Schneider Electric reports EcoXpert AZZO has completed the installation of its new cloud-based EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert Platform utility monitoring and visualisation system at the 100,000-seat Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The system allows the stadium to visualise and analyse real-time utility consumption to help reduce the stadium's energy costs. and carbon footprint for greater sustainability .

    Schneider Electric's cloud-hosted EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert Platform; incorporates power meters and gateways, rogrammable logic controllers (Hot Standby Quantum PLCs), PowerSCADA Operations and C-Bus lighting automation systems. (Source: Schneider Electric Pty. Ltd, Architecture & Design, 23 Jan., 2018) Contact: Schneider Electric Pty.Ltd, www.enable.schneider-electric.com

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    Vail Resorts Moving to Renewables, Carbon Neutrality (Ind. Report)
    Vail Resorts
    Date: 2018-01-15
    Broomfield, Colorado-based Vail Resorts reports it has contracted with Schneider Electric subsidiary Renewable Choice Energy, based in Boulder, Colo., to help identify and implement renewable energy projects that it can either purchase, fund, or purchase power from as part of its comprehensive sustainability commitment and goal of utilizing 100 pct renewable energy.

    Vail Resorts is not necessarily seeking projects or PPAs from states where it has operations. State where Vail has no operations, ie Pennsylvania or Nebraska, would qualify. Many cities and some counties where Vail does business have adopted 100 pct renewable goals, among them South Lake Tahoe, Breckenridge and Park City. The utilities that serve these resorts have also generally agreed to work with the localities to push the clean-energy agenda. (Source: Vail Resorts, Mountain Town News, 11 Jan., 2018) Contact: Vail Resorts, Auden Schendler, VP Sustainability, Rob Katz, CEO, (303) 404-1800, www.vailresorts.com

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    Livelihoods Mutual Fund Pays Carbon Credits, Not Cash (Ind. Report)
    Livelihoods Carbon Fund
    Date: 2018-01-05
    In Paris, the Livelihoods Carbon Fund which was launched last December ahead of Paris Climate Summit, reports its aims to reach about an $118 million investment in ecosystem restoration, agroforestry and renewable energy projects this year in Africa, Asia and Latin America, which will avoid or sequester up to 25 million tons of CO2 over 20 years.

    The fund ties global sustainable economic development to emissions reduction from Danone, SAP, Schneider Electric and five other corporations.

    The Fund is unique in that it pays dividends out in carbon credits, not cash. Using the principle of additionality -- where an investment allows a new sustainability effort to exist -- companies can voluntarily offset their greenhouse gas emissions along with their own carbon-reduction efforts while providing resources to vulnerable communities around the world.

    The carbon credits are certified by Gold Standard, established by the World Wildlife Foundation in 2003 to guarantee and benchmark the climate impact of a project and its contribution towards improving the daily lives of local communities and their economy. (Source: Livelihoods Carbon Fund, GreenBiz, 3 Jan., 2018) Contact: Livelihoods Carbon Fund, +33 1 44 35 26 15, www.livelihoods.eu

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    New Livelihoods Carbon Fund Launch Touted (Ind. Report)
    Livelihood
    Date: 2017-12-11
    On 11 December 2017 in Paris, Credit Agricole, Danone, Firmenich, Hermes, Michelin, SAP, Schneider Electric & Voyageurs du Monde announced they are launch a new Livelihoods Carbon Fund. They will invite other companies and impact investors to join the momentum to reach the €100 million investment target as of 2018 avoiding the emissions of up to 25 million tons of CO2 over a 20-year span.

    The new Livelihoods Carbon Fund will initially invest in ecosystem restoration, agroforestry and energy projects in 2018. Projects will be mainly implemented in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and will enable companies to voluntarily offset part of their CO2 emissions, in addition to their own efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of their activities.

    Livelihoods funds provide upfront financing to best-in-class project developers for the implementation of large scale projects over 10 to 20 years. Returns to the funds are results-based to guarantee that projects are delivering tangible social, environmental and economic results.

    Livelihoods Funds are supported by: the French Development Agency (AFD), the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB), the Ramsar Convention and the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF). (Source: Livelihood Funds, Sustainable Brands, 5 Dec., 2017) Contact: Livelihoods, www.livelihoods.eu

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    Energy Storage Projects Score South Australia Funding (Int'l Funding)
    South Australia,
    Date: 2017-12-01
    In the Land Down Under, the State of South Australia Government is reporting that $8 million of its $150 million Renewable Technology Fund is being awarded to support four storage projects encompassing batteries, hydrogen fuel cells and thermal energy from waste.

    The grant winners include $1.6 million towards a $3.2 million thermal storage project using technology developed by the Adelaide-based company 1414 Degrees; Heathgate Resources Beverley mine -- $1 million towards a $2.7 million modular and relocatable solar PV and battery storage project; UniSA -- $3.6 million for a $7.7 million project that will include hydrogen production and a 50kW hydrogen fuel cell, a flow battery, chilled water storage and solar PV; and Schneider Electric and Planet Ark Power -- $1.95 million to support a $13.9 million solar PV and battery project that incorporates a micro-grid management system. (Source: Adelaide IN Daily, 28 Nov., 2017)

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    County to save more than $10 million through energy efficiency project
    Schneider Electric
    Date: 2017-11-05
    Energy and sustainability expert Schneider Electric has begun construction of an innovative energy efficiency project with Webb County, Texas. The project will improve the county’s aging facilities and deliver significant energy and operational savings, the company said in a release. The project is designed to leverage savings from Webb County’s energy budget to fund much-needed infrastructure upgrades and improve quality of operations.

    For years, Webb County faced a growing list of deferred maintenance projects that drove high operational costs. By partnering with Schneider Electric, the county will be able to modernize several of its facilities and reduce its energy consumption by 35 percent. Schneider Electric worked closely with the county to develop a solution that will offer many long-term benefits such as improved facility efficiency, occupant comfort and financial management. The focus of the program is rebuilding and expanding the county’s downtown central chiller plant and upgrading building automation systems, both of which are well beyond useful life. As part of the new central chiller plant, the county will be expanding the central chiller plant connections to include additional facilities, providing a simpler, more efficient solution. . Once completed, the project will provide energy efficiency savings equivalent to removing 4,497 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, or removing 874 cars from the road or planting 4,805 acres of new trees. Construction is underway and scheduled to be complete by the end of 2018. (Source: Schneider Electric, ProudGreenBuilding, 2 Nov., 2017)

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    Schneider Electric Intos PowerTag Energy Sensor (New Prod & Tech)
    Schneider Electric
    Date: 2017-07-17
    Energy management specialist Schneider Electric is reporting the launch of The PowerTag, a new product designed to make monitoring electrical assets easier for building owners and facility managers.

    The PowerTag, which can be installed on any type of building, provides real-time measurements of currents, voltages, power, power factor and energy. Data from the PowerTag can be wirelessly sent to a concentrator and displayed via a webpage, or to other energy management and building management systems. Customized mail alerts can also be set up to enable remote monitoring. (Source: Schneider Electric, Channel News, 14 July, 2017) Contact: Schneider Electric, www.enable.schneider-electric.com

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    Energy Efficiency Upgrades Save Santa Paula $4Mn (Ind. Report)
    Schneider Electric
    Date: 2017-07-14
    In California, the Santa Paula Unified School District is expecting to save nearly $4 million in energy costs with the completion of energy efficiency upgrades performed by Schneider Electric.

    Schneider Electric, which performed a facility energy audit and recommended: extensive interior and exterior LED lighting upgrades; heat pump replacements, and others.

    The project received a $1.1 million grant fund California's Proposition 39 Clean Energy Jobs Act which provides approximately $550 million "to improve energy efficiency and expand clean energy generation in schools." according to information on the Prop 39 page. An additional $2.7 million was provided by the Santa Paula district via an energy savings contract that offsets the cost of the upgrades with future operational and utility cost savings. (Source: T.H.E. Journal, 11 July, 2017) Contact: Santa Paula United School District, www.santapaulaunified.org; Schneider Electric, www.schneider-electric.us

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