Schneider Electric Aims for Renewable Energy
RUEIL-MALMAISON, France — Schneider Electric has committed to sourcing 100 percent renewable electricity and is throwing light on the doubling of its energy productivity. The company strongly believes it cannot go renewable without ensuring optimization of its energy system first. Aligned with these commitments, Schneider Electric decided to join two global, collaborative initiatives led by The Climate Group to bring together influential businesses committed to accelerating climate action:
- RE100: To use 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 with an intermediary objective of 80 percent by 2020; and
- EP100: To double energy productivity by 2030, against a 2005 baseline, setting an ambitious target to doubling the economic output from every unit of energy consumed.
In order to deliver on its new promises and its sustained energy efficiency efforts, Schneider Electric will leverage its own technical solutions (EcoStruxure Power, EcoStruxure Grid). Using these solutions, the group has been able to reduce its energy consumption by 10 percent every three years for the past 10 years. More specifically, Schneider Electric has reduced consumption by 6 percent between 2008 and 2017 at its headquarters in France — The Hive.
These commitments will cover more than 1,000 electricity consuming sites around the globe, including 200 factories. Schneider Electric will leverage a broad range of renewable energy sources, including but not limited to solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass.
Schneider Electric will drive its transition to 100 percent renewable electricity in stages, with an interim goal of achieving 80 percent renewable electricity use by 2020 to 100 percent in 2030.
Publication date: 1/15/2018