Schneider Electric has announced it has won the Energy - Sustainability 2022 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award.
Schneider was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for its innovative EcoStruxure software solutions provided to customers that were powered by Microsoft technology, including Azure Cloud and Dynamics 365.
The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based applications, services and devices during the past year. Out of over 3,900 submissions from more than 100 countries across various categories, Schneider Electric was recognised for providing outstanding solutions and services in energy and sustainability.
In 2021, Schneider's EcoStruxure solutions helped customers reduce their carbon emissions by 84 million tonnes which amount to 347 million tonnes saved or avoided since 2018. These solutions are powered by the most advanced evolution of Microsoft Azure, helping customers achieve their energy and sustainability objectives through the power of electric and digital solutions.
"Receiving the 2022 Microsoft Energy - Sustainability Partner of the Year Award is a great recognition of the collaborative impact we are making together, to tackle climate change," says Olivier Blum, executive vice-president energy management at Schneider Electric.
"We are at a critical juncture. Unless immediate action is taken to reduce emissions, we will shortly pass the point of no return,"he says.
"Companies are central to avoiding this; however, alone the impact will not be enough. That is why collaborations such as the one between Schneider and Microsoft are needed to supercharge innovation efforts and create the technology which can turn the tide."
Customers Schneider Electric has empowered, together with Microsoft, by delivering outstanding solutions and services include:
Green Data Center: When Microsoft sought an end-to-end solution to design, build and operate their data centers more efficiently, Schneider leveraged MTWO, RIB's flagship cloud construction platform to integrate all inputs into a federated model. This allowed Microsoft to create a digital twin that delivered project speed and causality within the construction phase, driving more efficiencies with less rework and reduced waste. Leading ESG by example in its ecosystem, Schneider Electric leveraged digital and electric technology in its own buildings:
IntenCity: Opened in 2021, Schneider's flagship 'Building of the Future' is ten times more energy efficient than an average property, making it one of the world's most efficient buildings. Spanning 26,000m2 and housing 1,500 employees, Schneider's EcoStruxure solutions with Azure deliver building intelligence by collecting 60,000 data points every two minutes. This allows IntenCity to use predictive data for smart building management and energy flexibility, for maximum reliability and resiliency. Schneider Electric and Microsoft have been working together for more than 30 years. The longevity and success continue to be fueled by a shared vision for energy efficiency and sustainability. The ability to accelerate progress comes from the unique expertise that both Microsoft and Schneider can bring, but it is the collaboration that will take sustainability efforts the extra mile.
"I am honoured to announce Schneider Electric as the 2022 Microsoft Energy - Sustainability Partner," said Nick Parker, corporate vice president of global partner solutions at Microsoft.
"Schneider Electric were outstanding among the exceptional pool of nominees. We were extraordinarily impressed by the innovative use of Microsoft Cloud technologies as part of its EcoStruxure software solutions."