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Schneider Follows Nest’s Smart Thermostat Lead

Linda Hardesty

Given all the coverage about Google’s purchase of Nest Labs, a maker of smart thermostats for residential use, it was only a matter of time before energy management vendors in the commercial space capitalized on the buzz. Now, Schneider Electric is offering a thermostat and programmable room controller targeted to enterprises – the new SE8000   …Continue Reading


Schneider Offers Replacement for DS-Type Circuit Breakers

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric is offering direct replacement circuit breakers for customers with an installed base of DS-type circuit breakers. Upgrading with Masterpact Circuit Breakers features an adapter cradle, which is permanently installed into the existing switchgear cubicle that housed the DS-type circuit breaker. The Masterpact Circuit Breaker racks in and out of the adapter cradle. A   …Continue Reading


Schneider, Ramco Target Cement Industry for Energy Optimization

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric’s new strategic partnership with Ramco Systems will focus on optimization of kiln and mill operations of cement customers. Ramco’s OPTIMA software will support increased production volumes, promote the uptake of alternative fuels and support human operators to make the best decisions for operating conditions. Schneider Electric says its software for the cement industry   …Continue Reading


Top 6 in Building Energy Management Software

Linda Hardesty

In the global market for building energy management software, six suppliers – Envizi, eSight, IBM, Schneider Electric, Siemens and Verisae – are market leaders, according to independent analyst firm Verdantix. Verdantix’s report, Green Quadrant Building Energy Management Software 2014, compares 14 building energy management applications to help corporate buyers select energy management software. The analysis   …Continue Reading


Internap Deploys Schneider UPS at New Data Center

William Opalka

Internet infrastructure provider Internap will equip its new hybrid data center in New Jersey with an array of technologies from Schneider Electric to enhance operational efficiency and reduce costs. Schneider will deploy its Symmetra uninterruptible power supply (UPS) modules, Square D Switchgear for protecting and controlling electrical currents, and Schneider Electric’s Building Management System (BMS) for control of HVAC   …Continue Reading


Schneider, Microsoft Alliance to Develop EMS Software

William Opalka

Schneider Electric and Microsoft will develop custom, cloud-based energy management and sustainability software for customers across diversified industries.  The technology will combine Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare Resource Advisor with the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud platform. Schneider says the partnership expands its ability to deploy public, private and hybrid cloud solutions and the partnership with Microsoft enables   …Continue Reading


Schneider Targets Smaller Buildings

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric launched SmartStruxure Lite, a building management system (BMS) designed for small- and medium-sized buildings less than 100,000 square feet, including retail stores, offices, hotels, schools and healthcare clinics. SmartStruxure Lite is an open system that integrates management of HVAC, lighting and energy into one interface, allowing building managers to improve resource use and   …Continue Reading


Schneider 3-Phase UPS Integrates with DCIM

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric’s new three-phase uninterruptible power supply (UPS) – the Galaxy VM – employs the company’s latest energy efficiency technology and integrates with its data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software applications, building management systems (BMS) and Modbus protocol. The UPS is suited for customers operating medium data centers and industrial facilities. Schneider says the Galaxy   …Continue Reading


Schneider Wins $5.7M ESPC with Texas Town

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric signed a $5.7 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with the city of Clute, Texas. The implementation of a variety of retrofits to aging infrastructure are being financed through the ESPC, including lighting and water metering, as well as the installation of a new wastewater treatment plant. The project is expected to save   …Continue Reading


OpenADR Top of Mind at DistribuTECH

Linda Hardesty

Automated demand response (ADR) was a hot topic at the recent DistribuTECH conference in San Antonio, according to Smart Grid News. It’s not just vendors that focus on demand response from the utility perspective that consider the business ripe with opportunities; there is also a whole new breed of energy management vendors, delivering ADR solutions   …Continue Reading


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