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Schneider Electric Adds to SmartStruxure Solution


DALLAS — Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, announced Power Manager for SmartStruxure solution. The solution adds electrical systems management – specifically power monitoring and energy accounting capabilities – to the company’s premier building management system (BMS) SmartStruxure solution. Power Manager for SmartStruxure solution enables organizations with non-critical electrical network applications to better monitor, manage and optimize their buildings from a single, easy to use interface. This ensures electrical system health, increases power quality awareness and improves energy accountability. As a result, customers can improve: operating expenses by reducing energy consumption, building availability and equipment life, and tenant/occupant satisfaction while achieving sustainability goals.

Energy is one of the largest expenses for facility owners and managers and is under increasingly rigorous regulations. However, many organizations have minimal visibility into their utilities. Power Manager for SmartStruxure solution addresses these challenges by providing a fully embedded, cost effective power monitoring solution that can be managed via a single system.

Power Manager for SmartStruxure solution provides users with actionable information to ensure the ongoing health of electrical systems and increase power awareness. Equipped with tools to monitor electrical equipment and key capital assets, organizations can improve response times for power related issues, better understand power factor, harmonics and voltage disturbances, identify faults and quickly diagnose key electrical problems. Energy managers can also continuously improve energy usage by tracking energy consumption, using this data to achieve energy conservation objectives or corporate sustainability goals. Available features of the Power Manager for SmartStruxure solution include:

  • Attractive, configurable dashboards: Users can quickly and easily create dashboards customized for the data most important to their organizations. The dashboards can display any unit, show energy usage comparisons, breakdowns or improvements and they can be shared.
  • Comprehensive energy usage reports: A powerful real-time reporting engine provides users with a simple interface and options to automate reports. Out-of-the-box report templates include energy cost, multi-device usage, usage trends, load profiles and more.
  • Electrical network health summaries: A simple health status view of the electrical system indicates whenever there is an electrical problem.
  • Direct access to power meter data: Pre-engineered power equipment screens provide a comprehensive set of data on power meters, breaker trip units and protection relays. With this access, building managers also can view real-time values, alarms and historical data trends.
  • Power system engineer views: One-line diagrams show animated breakers and bus bars, enabling managers to quickly locate information and details related to alarms.
  • Support for all utilities such as water, air, gas, electricity and steam (WAGES).

“The Schneider Electric Power Manager for SmartStruxure solution combines our expertise in building management systems and power management into one robust solution,” said Jim Sandelin, Senior Vice President, Buildings Business, Schneider Electric. “Now building personnel can effectively monitor, manage and view energy in the same way as their HVAC, lighting and fire safety. This insight can help an organization save up to 30 percent on its annual energy consumption. It is ideal for buildings with non-critical power requirements such as commercial offices, retail or education applications, existing SmartStruxure solution sites or even those transitioning a BMS to SmartStruxure solution.”

To learn more on Power Manager for SmartStruxure solution, customers can contact their local Schneider Electric representative or visit www.schneider-electric.com.

For additional information, visit www.schneider-electric.com/us.