Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, and ENGIE, a global energy player committed to lead the energy transition worldwide, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore and deploy new digital solutions for operational efficiency of renewable assets (wind and solar PV), leveraging Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Historian and related application software powered by Schneider Electric’s Wonderware brand.
Asset management, SCADA obsolescence management, remote monitoring and diagnostics and cybersecurity in a complex ecosystem will also be investigated as part of the agreement.
ENGIE and Schneider Electric welcome this collaboration as a major joint initiative in the digitisation of the energy sector.
“ENGIE’s objective is to develop remote supervision and control of its global renewable energy production assets, and possibly other energy assets as well, to optimise their performance. We are working in close collaboration with Schneider Electric with a shared vision of the challenges of an energy world that is decarbonised, digitalised and decentralised,” specified Didier Holleaux, Executive Vice President of ENGIE.
“Schneider Electric leverages its software solutions to address and solve customer needs in new and efficient ways, which will now benefit to ENGIE, a great business partner of Schneider Electric over the past decade. Our combined technology and industry expertise can help identify new opportunities on how to better serve the energy market, while providing greater access to affordable, clean energy,” said Philippe Delorme, Executive Vice President, Building & IT, Schneider Electric.
Schneider Electric is already a ENGIE’s strategic partner for real-time monitoring and management of its European wind and solar power installations. This partnership demonstrates ENGIE’s ambition to accelerate its digitisation globally to lead the energy transition.
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ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 154,950 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €69.9 billion in 2015. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).