Wednesday 21 October 2020

Schneider Electric brings AI-assisted advising and implementation to tackle climate change for clients

Schneider Electric brings AI-assisted advising and implementation to tackle climate change for clients

This investment brings AI-assisted advising to Schneider’s energy and sustainability services offer, giving its clients access to next-generation digital tools. This improves the insights and analysis of a company’s energy and sustainability portfolio, driving more efficient value and bottom-line impact in pursuit of climate change resilience and other resource-reduction related targets.

The investment optimises corporate resource consumption and reduction data during the dramatic worldwide energy and climate transition. Most companies today still face data challenges that limit their sustainability approach. Companies struggle with inconsistent, incomplete, overabundant, and poor-quality resource consumption and cost data. The introduction of AI allows companies to get more value out of the data they produce and provides more accurate and efficient analysis as the foundation of an energy and sustainability strategy.

Continuing to add machine learning and data science to Schneider Electric’s decades-long legacy in traditional energy and sustainability consulting enhances clients’ approach to how they source and procure energy and manage resources. This investment in technology will enable clients to benefit from improved predictive capabilities and enhanced insights. The enhancements will more rapidly convert data into meaningful insights, better tailor recommendations to the needs of clients, and better support clients in reaching long-term environmental goals. Users will also be able to draw more confident conclusions that help reduce costs, manage risks, harvest opportunities, and build resilience into their sustainability strategy.

“We see tremendous opportunity to use the data and insights generated by organisations today to drive more than just operational benefits. This data, combined with the expertise of our global team, can significantly enhance how companies approach sustainability,” said Steve Wilhite, Senior Vice President, Schneider Electric. “A mind-plus-machine approach has already proven itself for applications in financial advising and traditional business consulting. We’ve found that collaborative intelligence produced by this newest class of technology, in conjunction with our world-class consultants, helps our clients create a sustainability-based competitive advantage.”

The company’s investment in next-generation services leads to new opportunities for clients across industries, while simultaneously augmenting existing offers, like the company’s best-in-class EcoStruxure Resource AdvisorÔ solution. Enabled capabilities include:

  • More tailored data paired with more customised, expedited recommendations
  • New enhancements to manage distributed energy resources (DERs), commodity hedges, and connected devices
  • Enhanced data collection processes, including Robotic Process Automation, that allow for the spotting of errors and detection of new savings opportunities more quickly and thoroughly than before
  • Better real-time resilience and reliability of energy portfolios
  • Mobile-optimised views for always-on, anytime information access

“This investment is the result of listening and responding to our client needs and capitalising on cutting edge technologies. The result is an enhanced framework to help us address energy demand, resource efficiency, and procurement on a level playing field, in a unified way for our customers,” closed Wilhite. “It also frees our team to connect differently with our clients. By automating our data processes and animating our clients’ results with advanced visualisations, decision-making is augmented and accelerated. Our teams lead our clients to faster, more innovative, and more sustainable solutions in this age of climate urgency, with a healthier bottom-line as a byproduct, and that’s a win-win for everyone.”

About Schneider Electric

At Schneider, we believe access to energy and digital is a basic human right. We empower all to make the most of their energy and resources, ensuring Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, at every moment.

We provide energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. We combine world-leading energy technologies, real-time automation, software and services into integrated solutions for Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.

We are committed to unleash the infinite possibilities of an open, global, innovative community that is passionate about our Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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