Schneider Electric named energy services leader by Verdantix

Schneider Electric has been named last week an energy services leader by Verdantix in the analyst firm’s new Green Quadrant® UK Energy Services 2016 report. Are you interested in learning and sharing best practices to refine your Energy Management Program?  Join Schneider Electric on the 28/29th June in Barcelona for the Energy Perspectives Summit. The […]

Schneider Electric fined £21k for releasing harmful gas

Schneider Electric has been ordered to pay £21,000 for releasing harmful greenhouse gas into the atmosphere. The Environment Agency said the global energy management company failed to recover the release of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) gas at Stanford-le-Hope in Essex in 2013. The incident occurred when a high voltage switchgear was being installed at London Gateway […]

Schneider Electric to be carbon neutral by 2030

Schneider Electric has set a target to become carbon neutral by 2030. It is part of its plans to tackle climate change and coincides with the COP21 conference in  Paris. It aims to save 120,000 tonnes of emissions. CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire said the firm has committed to reduce emissions by 3.5% per year and implement storage initiatives to […]

Schneider Electric selected for Hinkley nuclear project

Schneider Electric has been selected as the preferred bidder for a supply contract for Hinkley Point C. EDF Energy has picked the company to supply its medium voltage switchgear range to ensure safe operations and reliable energy management at the nuclear power plant. In September, EDF announced two preferred bidders for contracts worth £100 million to UK manufacturers. […]

Schneider-Hitachi team up to boost EV charging

UK company Schneider Electric and Hitachi are joining forces to provide electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions to their fleet and personal customers. The five-year partnership aims to make EVs more commercially viable for businesses and encourage organisations to meet green targets. The project includes improvements in Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs). Some […]

Schneider Electric helps future proof UK grid

Schneider Electric has launched a project to bring power protection to customers in the North West of England. It is part of Electricity North West’s £5.5 million ‘Respond Project’ backed by Ofgem’s Low Carbon Networks Fund. Schneider Electric will install a tool in the distribution network company’s control room, helping future proof its grid and securing power supply for more […]

‘Intelligent energy’ for North West England

Schneider Electric has won a contract to bring ‘intelligent energy’ to the North West of England. The company claims around five million people in the region will take advantage of it. The energy management company will deliver a ‘Distribution Management System’ (DMS) for Electricity North West. The DMS is a suite of applications designed to […]

New grid ‘fit’ for 10 million solar homes

A new government project is underway to get the grid ready to handle the 10 million homes that are expected to have solar panels by 2020. The programme, which costs £9.5 million, will improve the grid energy infrastructure and is expected to also increase the use of electric cars to more than six million by […]

Schneider Electric races towards saving energy

  ELN Chief Reporter Priyanka Shrestha travels to Paris to visit the world’s first building that achieved the ISO50001 standard for energy management systems – Schneider Electric’s HQ. She also talks to the company about their involvement in the Paris Marathon.

Healthy energy savings for Manchester hospital

One of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe is to save thousands of pounds following a review of its energy management system. Christie NHS Trust in Manchester wanted to reduce its carbon footprint and generate savings to reinvest in sustainable business practice. Some of the solutions implemented by Schneider Electric, which won the hospital’s […]