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Schneider Electric Announces Organizing Utilities And Infrastructure Webinar Series
Schneider Electric Announces Organizing Utilities And Infrastructure Webinar Series

Schneider Electric, the globally renowned company in digital transformation, energy management, and automation solutions, has announced a series of informational webinars that explore the strategies, tools and technologies to face the challenges in the energy industry. Interactive, digital webinars The webinar series includes 9 interactive, digital webinars, led by industry experts advising utilities industry professionals on how to incorporate the latest technologies to create more efficient and sustainable energy systems.   Schneider Electric is looking to provide expert-to-expert insight by addressing a mixture of technical subjects and industry trends. The webinars will provide both introductory and deep dive informational discussions on key topics including renewable solutions, grid infrastructure, and grid digitization. Webinars in the utilities and infrastructure segments All webinars are recorded, so customers can revisit the topic after the masterclass has finished" The webinar series includes, 28th May - Transformers and Packaged Substations, 4th June - Electric Vehicles and the changing face of the electrical network, 11th June - Easergy Protection Relays - A deep dive, 18th June - Genie Evo - Air Insulated MV HV Switchgear, 25th June - Arc flash detection & protection, 2nd July - Distribution Switchgear and the Renewables Sector, 9th July - Understanding the communication protocol IEC61850, 16th July - How to remotely manage your electrical network, 23rd July - Digital Substations. The series will incorporate webinars in the utilities and infrastructure segments.   Seth Townsley, Energy Marketing Manager at Schneider Electric commented, “We’re glad to be connecting digitally with our customers, partners and other industry professionals to discuss these hot industry topics through these Schneider Electric webinars. We hope the sessions will prove informative and insightful for attendees. All webinars are recorded, so customers can revisit the topic after the masterclass has finished.” Decarbonizing and digitizing the grid Seth adds, “As the 2050 net zero deadline continues to loom, these technologies will be essential to decarbonizing and digitizing the grid and delivering greater renewable supply across an increasingly decentralized energy."

Schneider Electric Announces Being A Founder Member Of The EDA’s ‘By The Industry For The Industry’ EDATA Data Pool
Schneider Electric Announces Being A Founder Member Of The EDA’s ‘By The Industry For The Industry’ EDATA Data Pool

Schneider Electric is one of fifteen manufacturers and ten wholesalers who have signed up as founder members of EDATA, a new ‘By the industry for the industry’ product data pool. EDATA strategic initiative EDATA is the latest strategic initiative from the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) under their EDA Data Services banner. E-commerce and digital transformation are inextricably linked to the availability of the highest quality product data, and EDATA offers manufacturers a central ‘single source of truth’ resource for uploading product information, technical data and images, which wholesalers can download and serve up on their customer-facing e-commerce channels.   Product data pool EDATA gives the UK’s electro-technical supply chain the opportunity to say goodbye to the heavy workloads" “We are delighted to be a part of an initiative that will provide manufacturers with up-to-date data. This will ease their workloads and provide a space where technical knowledge can be shared. We are looking forward to seeing how the data pool will strengthen their work in the long term and encourage all wholesalers to use the tool.” said Nico van de Merwe, Vice President of Home & Distribution at Schneider Electric.    Margaret Fitzsimons, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the EDA, said “The EDA is delighted to have Schneider Electric as a founder of this new initiative. EDATA gives the UK’s electro-technical supply chain the opportunity to say goodbye to the heavy workloads created by processing data through multiple channels and hello to enhanced ecommerce infrastructure.” Data pool categories EDATA currently holds information in three categories: Manufacturer Master Data, the core data needed to identify a product, Digital Assets such as images and data sheets, and Technical Attributes including dimensions, suitability and performance characteristics. The Technical Attributes held in EDATA will be structured in accordance with ETIM, the international data model for the standardization and classification of technical product data enabling wholesalers to enhance their web sites with powerful product searches and filters. The EDA has led the ETIM initiative for the UK’s electro-technical sector since 2017.

Schneider Electric Donates Easy9 Products To Weston College To Support The Training Of Next-Gen Of Electricians
Schneider Electric Donates Easy9 Products To Weston College To Support The Training Of Next-Gen Of Electricians

Schneider Electric, a globally renowned company in energy management and automation, has donated Easy9 products to Weston College in Weston-Super-Mare, to support the training of the next generation of electricians. With over 150 electrical students ranging from full-time level one to level three apprenticeships, the college runs multiple electrical courses allowing students to gain the hands-on skills and knowledge needed to open up career opportunities.  Easy9 pallets The donation by Schneider Electric of five Easy9 pallets will allow the college to stop using outdated 16th edition boards and improve the quality of student learning and the delivery of qualifications moving forward. It’s vital that we train our next generation of electricians with the skills they’ll need" “As we move to a more energy focused future, it’s vital that we train our next generation of electricians with the skills they’ll need. With increasing budget cuts to education, we feel it’s our duty to help electrical engineers in their careers by providing contemporary equipment,” said Sean Miller, Electrician Program Manager at Schneider Electric. Technology and training Sean adds, “We’re passionate about working with the electrical community, such as those at Weston College. We’re delighted to provide our solutions to these students and make a difference to their training. Technology and training must to go hand-in-hand if we are to future-proof the industry.” Christopher Simpson, Weston College’s Building Engineering Services and Environmental Technology Manager, said “An enormous thank you on behalf of our learners and the College for the extremely generous and considerate donation of Schneider products that will help greatly with the training of our full-time learners and apprentices.” He adds, “It is so rare for a manufacturer to engage with technical training at Colleges and contribute towards helping learners understand and comprehend leading industry products and fittings.”

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