Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
(Energy and Industry)
Filter PR by
  
EEC Engie Deploys Schneider Electric's New Medium Voltage SF6-Free Switchgear Technology
 

• New green and digital electrical distribution equipment helps the utility meet environmental challenges

• Schneider’s technology uses pure air insulation and vacuum interruption to eliminate use of the SF6 greenhouse gas
• EcoStruxureTM for Electricity Companies helps ensure business continuity through connected electrical equipment and sensors

January 12, 2020 - Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced a new pilot project with EEC Engie last month, an electric utility in New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands. Pursuing their ambition to remove SF6 switchgear installed on their networks, EEC Engie turned to the new SF6-free technology from Schneider Electric.

When innovation serves sustainability 
EEC Engie serves nearly 66,000 electricity customers in Grande Terre and the Loyalty Islands of New Caledonia. The company is eager to reduce its environmental footprint by removing SF6 switchgear installed on its network. EEC Engie chose Schneider Electric's new SF6-free solution, which combines vacuum interruption and pure air insulation in a smart design. Schneider Electric has deployed this new switching technology in the capital, Nouméa, in a substation also equipped with the Easergy T300 remote terminal unit for feeder automation and the new connected Vegeta transformer that uses biodegradable vegetable oil.

'We have zero-carbon transition at the heart of our strategy and our role is to provide solutions to businesses and communities to help them reduce their carbon footprint. We are therefore developing or identifying new carbon-free solutions. For our medium-voltage electrical equipment, the opportunity to integrate brand-new SF6-free technology is part of our pioneering DNA,' said Olivier Turc, Head of Innovation, Engie France Réseaux.

'Recycling SF6 is complicated in New Caledonia. That's why we asked how to avoid this gas in the switchgear installed on our network. We were looking for a greener and easy-to-use solution that no longer uses SF6. In this context, Schneider Electric, with whom we have already collaborated and who is well established in this area, is the ideal partner. In addition, these new units have the same size and connection as the existing equipment, so there is no change of operation for our teams,' said Dominique Roecker, Purchasing Manager, Energy Clusters at EEC ENGIE.

Digitization: The keystone of service continuity 
Reliability, service continuity, and network security are at the core of the electricity company’s concerns. EEC Engie goes even further with Schneider’s EcoStruxure for Electricity Companies. EcoStruxure’s connected equipment and sensors allow for better network management as well as the measurement of temperature, humidity, and intrusions for faster interventions. Information from sensors and equipment is collected, processed, analyzed, and transmitted. In this context, electricity companies can operate and remotely manage electrical installations and improve network reliability. EEC Engie has a solution allowing it to remotely monitor the substation for better service continuity for the inhabitants of Nouméa.

'We are delighted to collaborate with EEC Engie through this pilot project in New Caledonia, which is a real technological and human success. The EEC Engie and Schneider Electric teams have worked hand-in-hand and we are proud of this great cooperation. EEC Engie now has a fully green and digital solution. At Schneider Electric, we are convinced that the best gas is air, and we are eager to provide green energy players with green and sustainable solutions that meet environmental challenges. That's why we have developed our new SF6-free technology, which represents an ideal alternative to traditional solutions,' said Philippe Dupont, French Pacific Islands area manager at Schneider Electric.


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 4209 times
PR Category : Energy and Industry
Posted on : Monday, January 13, 2020  12:50:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Clean, Baseload electricity from Barakah Nuclear Energy Plan...
Next Story : ADNEC to Host the World Future Energy Summit 2020
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Foreo Reveals the Ultimate Valentine's Gift List for Women [18184-Views]
Zeitun Cosmetics Launch in UAE [15098-Views]
Elegant diamond-swathed Kalpa Kalparisma set to dazzle fine watch enthusiasts [12633-Views]
Beleaf's Top 5 Vegan Supplements [12474-Views]
Foreo Reveals the Ultimate Valentine's Gift List for Men [12328-Views]
160 Years Young: Tag Heuer Kicks Off a Milestone Anniversary With the Re-edition of a Heue... [12322-Views]
Oris pays tribute to the world's greatest jazz musicians with Art Blakey Limited Edition t... [11035-Views]
Traversetolo Vitre in blue dial makes stunning impact [10553-Views]
Beleaf Opens its Fifth Store in Springs Souk [10547-Views]
Why this is the right time for TMCs to automate their processes? [7033-Views]
Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood Tee off at the 2020 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic [6246-Views]
Medical software company Evolucare Technologies presents its high-performance solutions at... [5179-Views]
MoHAP's Training & Development Center Receives the Silver Award from the American Heart As... [4587-Views]
Secure Technologies and Artificial Intelligence in Focus for Airbus at Intersec 2020 [4496-Views]
The best crossbody bags for spring [4441-Views]
Pink Lady [4148-Views]
Western Digital collaborates with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) for Duba... [4038-Views]
Union Coop Signs two MoUs with Dubai Foundation for Women and Children [3849-Views]
World security, safety and fire protection experts converge in Dubai for Intersec [3831-Views]
MBRU faculty performs pioneering surgery at Mediclinic to treat rare swallowing disorder [3800-Views]
Lacoste Eyewear Launches the New Paris Collection [3788-Views]
DHA Drives Forward Patient Care with Pioneering 3D Printing Lab [3770-Views]
Sanad Powertech Awarded Shams Power Company Maintenance Contract [3752-Views]
Plaza Premium Lounge Dubai Creates a Lasting Impression for Travellers Departing Dubai Int... [3739-Views]
Healthy is the Word at the Mum Mum Culinary School in Kidzania® [3733-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories