France: In a press communiqué, Schneider Electric has announced signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with global energy player, ENGIE to explore and deploy new digital solutions for operational efficiency of renewable assets (wind and solar PV), leveraging Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), historian and related application software powered by Schneider Electric’s Wonderware brand.
The communiqué added that asset management, SCADA obsolescence management, remote monitoring and diagnostics and cybersecurity in a complex ecosystem will also be investigated as part of the agreement.
ENGIE and Schneider Electric, the communiqué said, welcome the collaboration as a major joint initiative in the digitisation of the energy sector.
“Schneider Electric leverages its software solutions to address and solve customer needs in new and efficient ways, which will now benefit to ENGIE, a great business partner of Schneider Electric over the past decade,” said Philippe Delorme, Executive Vice President, Building & IT, Schneider Electric. “Our combined technology and industry expertise can help identify new opportunities on how to better serve the energy market, while providing greater access to affordable, clean energy.”
Commenting on the collaboration further, Didier Holleaux, Executive Vice President of ENGIE, added “ENGIE’s objective is to develop remote supervision and control of its global renewable energy production assets, and possibly other energy assets as well, to optimize their performance. We are working in close collaboration with Schneider Electric with a shared vision of the challenges of an energy world that is decarbonized, digitalized and decentralized.”
Schneider Electric said that it is already ENGIE’s strategic partner for real-time monitoring and management of its European wind and solar power installations.