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Schneider Electric celebrates 50 years of Modicon

Schneider Electric has announced that it completes 50 years of its first programmable logic controller (PLC) Modicon this year. Modicon - which denotes Modular Digital Control, offers huge profitability improvement for customers in terms of reduced time to Read more


India Solar: Current scenario, inherent challenges, likely solutions

While solar energy is the rising star in India’s power firmament, multiple challenges need to be met before the ambitious 2022 targets can be achieved, notes Read more


Schneider Electric inaugurates experience zone for retail products

Schneider Electric on August 24, 2018, inaugurated the first of its kind retail experience zone, ‘Xperience Point’ in Gurugram, Haryana. Xperience Point will also benefit electricians, architects and channel partners dealing in these products The Xperience Point will host Schneider Read more


Technology and digitization are redefining skilling

Venkat Garimala, Vice President-S&A, CTM, EE, A2E and CSR , Schneider Electric India, in this article, explains that India will need a large pool of skilled manpower in the Read more

PM inaugurates Naya Raipur Smart City project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated India’s first integrated greenfield smart city project at Naya Raipur, the upcoming capital of Chhattisgarh. Schneider Electric– the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced the implementation Read more

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Masterpact MTZ, a low-voltage ACB from Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric has launched Masterpact™ MTZ – the next-generation, high power, low voltage air circuit breakers. This new product comes with a range of new features that increase connectivity, convenience, and ease of power management. Masterpact MTZ is designed Read more

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Schneider Electric brings Easergy P3 to India

Schneider Electrichas announced the launch of its medium-voltage protection relay – Easergy P3 in the Indian market. Easergy P3 is an addition to the company’s portfolio of connected products that combines real-time analytics with advanced technologies and Read more

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Access to energy is a basic human right: Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric recently participated in the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Forum in Lisbon, Portugal. Under the theme “Leaving No One Behind”, around 750 high-level representatives from government, business, civil society and international organisations came together to discuss Read more


Schneider Electric reaches agreement to acquire L&T-Electrical & Automation

Schneider Electric, in partnership with Singapore-headquartered investment company Temasek, has reached an agreement to buy the Electrical & Automation (E&A) business of Larsen & Toubro. Both Schneider Electric and Larsen & Toubro made independent official statements to this Read more

Millions of people lose access to electricity every year due to natural disasters. Even in India, floods extreme temperatures and other natural issues along with antiquated energy infrastructure in places often lead to power outages and deprives millions of people access to electricity. These frequent catastrophic events remind us of the inherent weakness of energy infrastructure, usually built with 20th century technology and around 20th century production models. For those unaffected by these calamities, it’s almost impossible to imagine our lives without electricity. Electrical power is part of the world’s critical infrastructure and at the heart of both economic development and social well-being. We rely on it to support needs that vary across the use spectrum from running household electronics to controlling traffic signals to protecting national security. Unfortunately, though, the electricity supply is undependable and widespread blackouts are becoming more frequent and severe occurrences. One of the largest threats to a reliable power supply, particularly across India and neighbouring countries, is aging infrastructure. Globally, existing infrastructure isn’t adequate for meeting the swell in energy demand, which is expected to increase by 48 percent over the next 30 years. Nor does it have the capabilities to effectively integrate the growing area of distributed energy resources (DERs) like wind and solar into the power mix. For an energy management system to remain secure and reliable, the electrical grid must be resilient and responsive with a flexible architecture so that new technologies can be easily integrated. Electric utilities’ infrastructure improvements rely heavily on technology such as intelligent electronics, advanced analytics, and connected devices to better manage assets and predict and prevent failures. Modernising and digitising the grid is a growth opportunity for utilities because it accommodates increasing customer demand and takes advantage of DERs’ ready supply of power. This boosts reliability, adds sustainability, improves efficiency and security, and enhances performance. It’s clear that both utilities and energy consumers want to mitigate service interruptions and protect themselves from outages as well as improve their sustainability. Microgrids are one answer for this challenge. They can play a major role in improving resiliency, reliability, and security for protecting businesses and communities from costly power outages by providing uninterruptible backup power. They’re often a smart, economical solution for shoring up infrastructure because they can take advantage of existing DER to provide dependable, flexible energy without requiring the expensive replacement of electrical equipment. Microgrids are also a versatile power option because they can operate either independently or in parallel with a grid. And, while some facilities use them primarily to protect themselves from outages, microgrids have also been embraced as a way to bring power to remote communities that could not otherwise connect to the electrical grid. As the abundance of blackouts over the past decade has made clear, utilities continue to make changes to ensure secure, reliable power in an uncertain environment. Adding microgrids and initiating a digital transformation are substantial steps toward reaching these goals.

Reduce Power Outages by Unleashing the Digital Power Distribution Grid

Millions of people lose access to electricity every year due to natural disasters. Even in India, floods extreme temperatures and other natural issues along with antiquated energy infrastructure in places often lead to power outages and deprives millions Read more