Comprehensive upgrades provide first step toward a microgrid solution to bolster energy security and mission assurance
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz., June 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Energy and sustainability expert Schneider Electric today announced it is working on a $24 million project to improve energy security, resiliency and efficiency across Fort Huachuca's facilities. The project will reduce energy costs at the U.S. Army installation by 23 percent annually, generating nearly $63 million in savings over 23 years.
A top female exec in the energy industry shares her initial doubts about a career in the field, explains why she’s so glad she took the leap and urges others to do the same.
by AnnetteClayton, CEO and President, North America Operations; CSCO, Schneider Electric
Growing up on a small farm, there was an “all hands on deck” mentality, where we did everything ourselves. I inherited an engineering mindset by watching things being pulled apart, repaired and reassembled. The more I investigated their inner workings, the more I became hooked. Working through college and grad school, I earned engineering degrees before deciding where to take my career.
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) predicts that the total demand for natural resources will reach 130 billion tons by 2050, up significantly from the 50 billion level in 2014, an overuse of the Earth’s total capacity by more than 400%. Another report from the U.S. Green Building Council found that the current mode of global operation is in stark contrast with the reality of Earth’s limited resources, as we consume resources 50% faster than they can be regenerated.
by Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Chief Strategy Officer, Schneider Electric
World Environment Day: An annual time to bring awareness to and spur action for the protection of our ecosystem. “Beat Plastic Pollution” is the theme for 2018 and all companies should be looking at how they can reduce plastic pollution.
For the business community and world at large, conservation and sustainability are more than a one-day concern.
Every three years, Schneider Electric defines a new indicator to measure its sustainability achievements that form part of the Group’s non-financial results. The sustainability indicators are presented together with the Group’s financial information: by the CEO at the annual and half-year results, and by the CFO at the first and third quarter results. This integrated communication demonstrates Schneider Electric commitment to making sustainability part of the company’s long-term strategy.