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Schneider Electric Announces Newest Version of Award Winning EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert, Purpose-Built to Keep Power Reliable and Efficient

Sydney (Australia), January 23rd, 2019 -EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert is the latest ‘edge control’ software addition to IoT-enabled EcoStruxure™ Power architecture. It acts as the window to your digitised power network, taking advantage of IoT connectivity and distributed intelligence:

  • Reinvented alarm management with smart events and alarms clustering for intuitive and powerful filtering, searching and categorisation of events and alarms
  • Graphical timeline analysis tools that easily analyse events and alarms sequence, location and potential impact
  • Designed to operate in the most demanding IT environments and compliant with IEC62443 cybersecurity standards
  • The most advanced energy visualisation and analysis tools to calculate, model, forecast and track your main energy performance indicators (EnPIs)
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced the latest version of its award-winning software, EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert (PME). Designed to simplify management of complex power systems, this newest addition to the EcoStruxure Power edge control portfolio provides the most complete insight into critical power networks and applications.

Power Monitoring Expert is a key element within the EcoStruxure Power platform, part of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure architecture, the open and interoperable system architecture for building, grid, industry, and data center customers. This latest edition of PME significantly augments its industry leading edge control offers, and is an essential platform within a connected and integrated power distribution network.  

“EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert is part of our answer to the new energy future. As the power grid continues its evolution to become more dynamic, its systems more complex, and regulations more challenging, PME brings unique new capabilities that make it simpler to protect people and assets, keep operations running, and save time and money”, noted Farokh Ghadially, Vice President for Partner Projects and Power Solutions for Schneider Electric. “PME provides this future-proof adaptability that modern power networks need. It connects to smart devices across your electrical system, from power and energy meters, to protective relays and circuit breakers, RTUs and PLCs, VSDs, UPS, and PQ mitigation equipment. As the untapped potential energy efficiency in industry is over 50% today, this represents massive new possibilities to reduce energy costs and improve operational efficiency.”

Powerful new features
EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert provides the industry's most advanced capabilities around several new innovations:

  • Power Events Analysis: Quickly and easily uncover hidden trends and correlations to help ensure an optimised network and competitive advantage. Waveform views isolate root causes and mitigate against similar incidents.
  • Breaker Performance Module: Detect when protection settings have been changed. Analyse circuit breaker aging to enable proactive maintenance.
  • Continuous Thermal Monitoring: Avoid electrical fires using wireless busbar temperature sensors.
  • Energy Analysis Module: Model and forecast energy usage, quantify savings, meet ISO50001 requirements, and track energy performance indicators per ISO50006.
  • Multi-Site Support: Enable roll-based access to one or more sites with full time zone support.
  • Cybersecurity: Windows active directory, McAfee whitelisting, and security best practices.
Significant enhancements for large and power-critical facilities
In large and critical buildings, uptime and reliability is paramount. For example, power quality issues can cause outages that cost as much as $1 million+ per day, while operations and maintenance costs can represent as much as 80 percent of the total lifecycle cost over a 50-year period. Plus, reliability ensures productivity and operational efficiency, so when equipped with the proper data and insight, these facilities can realise new operational efficiencies, opening new avenues of innovation. EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert helps enable this innovation.

One Schneider Electric customer, a major automotive manufacturer, installed an EcoStruxure Power Monitoring system that included our advanced power quality meters for monitoring and troubleshooting power quality problems, helping to minimise downtime and reduce energy costs. The system paid for itself in two years, one full year ahead of schedule. These exceptional meters were superior in their ability to perform power quality and disturbance monitoring functions.

“Our customers can discover new levels of efficiency and create a competitive differentiation by leveraging the new capabilities afforded by our high-performance edge control software,” concluded Arias. “Power Monitoring Expert gives them a powerful, innovative, power management software to work with, and enables their power networks to become safer, more reliable, efficient, and compliant.”

An EcoStruxure Power connected offer
Power Monitoring Expert is a key element in the EcoStruxure Power platform, part of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure architecture, the open and interoperable system architecture for building, grid, industry, and data center customers. The software is a significant addition to the company’s industry leading edge control offers, and is a valued new platform within a connected and integrated power distribution network. For more information on EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert, please visit http://www.schneider-electric.com.

  EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture delivering enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity for our customers. EcoStruxure leverages technologies in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity to deliver Innovation at Every Level including Connected Products, Edge Control, and Apps, Analytics & Services. EcoStruxure has been deployed in 450,000+ installations, with the support of 9,000 system integrators, connecting over 1 billion devices. For more information about EcoStruxure, please read our EcoStruxure brochure.

About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.

With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.

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