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Schneider, Awesense Reduce Electricity Losses

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric and Awesense have signed an agreement to commercialize complementary offers to reduce network losses in electricity distribution grids. Awesense develops products and software to identify losses from metering errors to electricity theft. For instance, Awesense has found that marijuana growers are heavy energy consumers because they use special energy-hogging lights to make their   …Continue Reading


College Gets $400,000 in Guaranteed Annual Energy Savings

Linda Hardesty

Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo., has signed an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with Schneider Electric to help the institution save nearly $400,000 in energy costs annually over 15 years. The university anticipates an additional $400,000 in utility incentives to offset campus-wide upgrades across its building, lighting, water and mechanical systems. The   …Continue Reading


Schneider Electric ‘Mentors’ Smaller Energy Company

Linda Hardesty

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved an agreement between Schneider Electric and Utility System Solutions (US2) under the SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Program. Schneider will act as a mentor for US2 on federal projects. US2 is a construction management and energy monitoring company. Federal agencies are required to set aside at least 23 percent of contracts   …Continue Reading


AREVA, Schneider Conduct R&D in Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

AREVA and Schneider Electric have signed a research and development agreement to develop a flow battery in order to produce and store electricity by combining hydrobromic acid and hydrogen. Funded by the European Union, the project aims to optimize the existing 50 kW flow battery prototype designed by EnStorage to a 150 kW demonstration module.   …Continue Reading


5 Schneider Factories Earn Superior Energy Performance

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric now has five manufacturing facilities certified in the US Department of Energy’s Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program and ISO 50001. Two Platinum level facilities – Smyrna, Tenn., and Seneca, SC - improved their energy performance by more than 15 percent. Three Silver level plants – Lincoln, Neb.; Lexington, Ky.; and Cedar Rapids, Iowa –   …Continue Reading


Schneider Electric to Acquire InStep Software

Karen Henry

Schneider Electric has entered into an agreement to acquire InStep Software. It is the latest acquisition from Schneider’s software business. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014, subject to customary regulatory and other closing conditions. InStep provides two primary real-time performance management and predictive analytics softwares: eDNA and PRiSM. The   …Continue Reading


Schneider Participates in Mexican Distributed Solar Venture

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric is partnering with Greenwood Energy and ILIOSS to sell power from 250 MW of new distributed solar energy installations to commercial customers across Mexico. In August, Greenwood and ILIOSS first announced their $500 million investment to deliver 250 MW of new solar power capacity across Mexico. Greenwood-ILIOSS will finance and build the solar   …Continue Reading


Southern States Begin to Embrace Energy Efficiency

Linda Hardesty

According to Schneider Electric, a new trend is emerging in an area where progress in energy efficiency is unexpected – the Southern United States. Schneider says the reason is two-fold: increased sustainability pressures coupled with the reality of maintaining aging infrastructure with growing financial constraints. Schneider Electric has seen an acceleration of Southern communities leveraging   …Continue Reading


Schneider Debuts New Cooling Units for Data Centers

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric introduced two new cooling units for large data centers, where higher cooling capacities and optimized efficiency are required. Intended for cloud and colocation facilities, the Uniflair LE HDCV 4500, which occupies the same dimensions and footprint as the 4300 model, and the HDCV 5000 utilize a newly designed coil system and under-floor fan   …Continue Reading


More than Half of US Companies Project Increased Energy Efficiency Investment in 2015

Karen Henry

Schneider Electric has released the results of a recently commissioned survey of 301 energy leaders across the United States. The results reveal that three quarters of decision-makers at US companies have invested in energy efficiency programs in the past 12 months, and 56 percent project their investment in energy efficiency next year will be more   …Continue Reading


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