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Schneider software manages energy use in real time

  • September 14, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Schneider Electric has introduced a software service in Canada that helps users manage their power and energy usage in real time.

The cloud-hosted power management system can eliminate the need for time and resource-intensive commitments.

“In today’s constantly changing environment, the need to monitor power consumption is of all-time importance,” said Hugo Lafontaine, vice president of digital energy at Schneider Electric in Canada. “We recognise that not all our clients have the ability to take this on themselves. The launch of our cloud-hosted power management is an exciting addition to our portfolio. This system allows users to place all their focus on maximising efficiency, avoiding downtime and optimising performance.”

The EcoStruxure Power cloud-based power management service offers across Canada flexibility to small and mid-size facilities that require power management but cannot afford or support a comprehensive onsite deployment or have reservations around cyber security.

The cloud-based format leverages Schneider’s existing PME power monitoring expert software, but the data are remotely hosted, managed and supported by Schneider Electric, taking a significant amount of work off the user.

PME equips users with power and energy intelligence at their fingertips, allowing them to manage power quality, reliability and availability, optimise existing assets, and drive energy efficiency. Users have access to user-friendly dashboards, customised monitoring and real-time alarms.

The EcoStruxure Power cloud-based power management is hosted in a Canadian data centre, which implements the highest security and availability standards.