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Boston’s Climate Plan at core of selection of Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare™ software solution

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – September 17, 2013 – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, is pleased to announce that StruxureWare™, the company’s platform of integrated software applications for energy management and sustainability, has been chosen by the City of Boston as its Enterprise Energy Management System (EEMS) for all city operations. The city will initially utilize two StruxureWare web-based solutions, both part of Schneider Electric’s Smart Cities offering:
•    StruxureWare Resource Advisor, Schneider Electric’s enterprise-level software application, provides the city with secure access to the data, reports and summaries that drive its energy and sustainability programs.
•    StruxureWare Energy Operation offers scalable functionality from simple, out-of-the-box reporting to in-depth energy analytics and will enable the city to further improve energy efficiencies within designated buildings.
"As Boston continues to strive toward its aggressive sustainability goals, we looked for a way to effectively track our energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and related conservation projects," said Mayor Thomas M. Menino. "Schneider Electric beat out 7 other qualified vendors, offering the best solution to track our progress."
The StruxureWare solutions will enable the city to better track, manage and report on electricity, natural gas, water, wastewater, and other data sources at both the enterprise and individual meter level.  Part of Schneider Electric’s Smart Cities offerings, the solutions will provide energy consumption information to help optimize energy use and reduce operating expenses. The City of Boston operation is large and complex, and will use Schneider Electric to help monitor and manage a wide network that includes:
•    350 facilities
•    Traffic lights at 850 intersections
•    64,000 street lights
•    All 3,100 vehicles and buses in its vehicle fleet

“Schneider Electric is thrilled to have been chosen by the City of Boston following one of the most thorough and rigorous evaluation processes I’ve ever experienced,” said Steve Wilhite, Senior Vice President of Professional Services for Schneider Electric.  “It’s exciting to play a role in such a key project for one of the world’s greatest cities, and I firmly believe our energy and sustainability services will enable the city to accomplish the aggressive goals set forth in its progressive Climate Plan.”
Control Solutions, Inc The new EEMS will also enhance the city’s ability to plan future energy efficiency projects, identify undesired spikes in energy use more quickly, actively manage energy use system-wide,  and allow the city to closely monitor progress toward meeting Mayor Menino’s greenhouse gas reductions goals—25 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050. The plan also calls for the incorporation of projected climate change into all formal planning and project review processes.
Wilhite continued, “We commend Mayor Menino and the City of Boston for their commitment to reducing municipal greenhouse gases and energy consumption, and look forward to partnering with them as they take their own Smart City initiative to the next level.”
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company's 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 30.8 billion US dollars (24 billion euros) in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.



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