How Battery Energy Storage Changes the Game

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Schneider Electric's Andy Haun offers insight on how battery energy storage has the potential to change the energy landscape. We are in the midst of a massive shift in how energy is both produced and consumed. Power generation today is becoming more decentralized and distributed, produced at the edges of the grid, behind-the-meter (BTM) of … [Read more...]

The Challenge to Meet Today’s Energy Demands

battery energy storage

In this edition of Industry Perspectives, Schneider Electric microgrids business leader Andy Haun explores how to address the challenges of today's energy demands.  By now, it's apparent our aging power grid is ill-equipped to handle the increasing demands brought about by a growing, connected world. Digitization, combined with the shift … [Read more...]

Enhancing Energy Resilience, Reducing Risk Through a Microgrid Approach

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In this week's edition of Industry Perspectives, Mark Feasel, vice president, electric utility segment and smart grid at ‎Schneider Electric, explores how microgrids can increase energy resilience and cut down on risks associated with power outages.  In an increasingly connected society, the economic impact of extreme weather and associated … [Read more...]

Three Considerations When Choosing the Perfect Microgrid Partner

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In this edition of Industry Perspectives, Mark Feasel, vice president, Electric Utility Segment & Smart Grid, Schneider Electric, discusses top considerations for choosing the ideal microgrid partner.  Urbanization, industrialization and digitization continue to shape our lives as new economies are built, and established economies are … [Read more...]

DERMS Adoption in the New Energy Landscape

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In this edition of Industry Perspectives, Schneider Electric's Jérome de Parscau explores distributed energy resource system (DERMS) adoption and how this is changing today's energy landscape.  With the energy landscape in the midst of a major upheaval, both consumers and distribution utilities are experiencing significant advancements in … [Read more...]

Energy Industry in 2018: A Look at the Year Ahead

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In this week’s edition of Industry Perspectives, Schneider Electric's Mark Feasel discusses what is in store for the energy industry in 2018.  Last year was a formative year for the new energy landscape. It underlined new challenges for operations, sustainability and financial decision-makers, while introducing innovative opportunities and … [Read more...]

Recent Superstorms Spotlight the Need to Address Aging Electrical Infrastructure

Energy Industry in 2018

In this week’s Industry Perspectives, Schneider Electric’s Mark Feasel explores how the recent particularly destructive hurricane season put a spotlight on the need to address aging electrical infrastructure.  This year’s hurricane season has been unprecedented. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria have had a major impact on human … [Read more...]

Microgrids-as-a-Service: Making Resilient, Efficient and Sustainable Energy a Reality

Phillip Barton, Schneider Electric

In this week’s Industry Perspectives, Philip Barton, director, Microgrid Competency Center, Schneider Electric, explains how Microgrids-as-a-Service (MaaS) can help pave the way for more resilient and efficient energy sources.  Total energy production in the United States increased for the sixth consecutive year in 2016 per the U.S. Energy … [Read more...]

Hospital Microgrids Become an Integral Part of the Energy Value Chain

Energy Industry in 2018

In this week's Industry Perspectives, Schneider Electric's Mark Feasel explains how hospital microgrids are becoming an integral part of the "energy value chain."  Hospitals are often pillars of the communities they serve. And, while the welfare of patients, safety of staff and comfort of visitors remain top priorities, today, leadership … [Read more...]

How to Approach Microgrid Supply Quality and Reliability

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Schneider Electric's Xavier Moreau explains how to ensure the highest levels of microgrid availability and stability. The paradox of microgrids is that they are often implemented to address concerns about heightened reliability and quality of energy supply, but their stability, when in island mode, is a very delicate balancing act. Indeed, … [Read more...]