Schneider Electrics project with E.ON wins enerTIC Award
Published by : Industrial Automation
Using a comprehensive set of digital capabilities, Schneider Electrics solution helped E.ON improve network security, reliability, and efficiency.
Rueil-Malmaison, France, January 2021 – Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has been honoured by the 8th edition of the enerTIC awards. Its project for E.ON, which sought to achieve a more sustainable energy distribution network without greenhouse gases, has been awarded in the “Smart Grid” category.
E.ON, Sweden’s largest electricity distributor, is firmly committed to sustainability. Their goal of becoming a fossil fuel-free company by 2025 and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions stands out. To help achieve their objectives, E.ON launched a pilot project in the Swedish city of Norrköping that consisted of replacing its SF6 medium-voltage switchgear with SF6-free medium-voltage switchgear using innovative Shunt Vacuum Interruption (SVI)TM technology from Schneider Electric.
SF6 is a greenhouse gas with a global warming potential much greater than CO2. Widely used in the electricity sector for high and medium voltage equipment, current and future regulations prompt the adoption of alternatives that can reduce environmental impact. SF6-free technologies are now available and have characteristics and dimensions similar to those of traditional SF6-based switchgear available on the market. Schneider Electric’s new green and digital technology is featured in AirPacT, a load break switch, and SM AirSeT, a range of medium voltage switchgear – both of which use innovative vacuum interruption and pure air insulation.
“We are delighted that our project with E.ON has received an enerTIC award, which recognises companies that are committed to innovation, efficiency and sustainability“, said Martina Tomé, Vice President of Power Systems at Schneider Electric Iberia. “In the same way, we are proud to have been able to help E.ON with our new SF6-free, sustainable, digital medium-voltage technology to advance the achievement of their climate commitments, placing the decarbonisation of the network at the centre of its business strategy and digitisation as its key enabler.”