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Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, will showcase EcoStruxure Grid at European Utility Week 2016. Based on the open and inter-operable EcoStruxure system architecture and platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), and tailored for the grid market, EcoStruxure Grid enables distribution utilities to make the most of the new opportunities created by utility digitisation.
EcoStruxure Grid is designed to provide an integrated framework for utilities to tackle the increasing complexity of grid operations and to optimize asset management. IoT will enhance utilities’ operations by enabling mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics and cyber security capabilities and allowing them to manage collected, aggregated, cleaned and enriched data to create value.
Innovation At Every Level
EcoStruxure’s open data management structure facilitates the convergence of information technologies (IT) and operational technologies (OT). Crucially, its inter-operability means that network operators are not locked into exclusively relying on one supplier or their legacy systems and can access the full benefits of the broad smart grid ecosystem.
“Trends such as an increasingly digitised, distributed grid with more renewables, increased intermittency and IT/OT convergence, create a wealth of both challenges and opportunities for utilities,” says Vincent Petit, SVP energy automation business, Schneider Electric. “What’s needed is an open, interoperable IoT framework that utilities can use to build value reaching every level of the grid. That’s the way forward to a lower-carbon, smarter future for utilities and consumers alike. EcoStruxure Grid makes that happen.”
EcoStruxure Grid is based on open standards and open data models which allow for the design of end-to-end, open, interoperable and connected systems. It is enabled by Schneider Electric’s industry-leading technology stack from connected products to edge control, to applications, analytics, and services, and strengthened by full cyber security capabilities.
EcoStruxure Grid provides a rich portfolio of solutions from connected equipment to industry-recognized control room solutions to enable a wide variety of utilities of any scale to benefit and improve operational performance while venturing into new business opportunities.
For more information, please visit Schneider Electric at stand France Pavilion: 3A101.1at European Utility Week, 15th - 17th November in Barcelona.