Energy management company reasserts energy efficiency importance

May 21st, 2015, Published in Articles: EE Publishers, Articles: Energize, Articles: EngineerIT, Articles: Vector


Schneider Electric held a media forum on 19 May 2015 in which the company re-affirmed its commitment to energy efficiency. The company is one of the key global players in the field of energy management. Energy efficiency has received increasing attention in recent years as energy demands and consumption have increased globally – a trend associated with the growth of digital lifestyles (more devices, more data, and data centres), as well as with increased urbanisation.

Schneider Electric SA president Eric Léger.

Speaking at the event was Schneider Electric president, Eric Léger. He introduced Schneider’s new company programme, “Schneider is ON”. The five-year programme (2015-2020) replaces its “Connect” predecessor, and aims to better serve customers to help them with improved implementations. The new program hopes to achieve this through more digitisation and innovation initiatives, bearing simplicity in mind in the process.


The management team of Schneider Electric South Africa.

Léger also spoke about Schneider Electric’s training initiative, the Energy University. The free, online educational programme focuses on sustainability and energy efficiency. It offers vendor-neutral courses on energy efficiency and data centre topics to help users identify, implement, and monitor efficiency improvements within their organisations. Two certification options are available, namely Data Centre Associate and Professional Energy Manager. In 2014 the programme was awarded first place in the Learning Category for the 2014 Sustainable Energy Europe (SEE) Award, presented by the European Commission.

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