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Schneider Electric Showcases A Shore Power Solution For Cruise Ships

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 14, 2017 by itnerd

Schneider Electric Canada has announced the Port of Montreal Shore Power solution for the new Alexandra Pier is now successfully commissioned. On Saturday, August 12, the Holland America Cruise Ship Veendam shut down her diesel engines after docking at the new Alexandra Cruise Terminal in Old Montreal. The ship was connected to the electrical power grid to provide the necessary power to the ship while in port. In doing this, all air pollution caused by the ship’s diesel engines was effectively eliminated.

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The total cost of the project is $11 million (CAD) with funding coming from the federal government, the provincial government as well as the Montreal Port Authority. The commissioning procedure was executed flawlessly.

Schneider Electric commited to sustainability at COP22 Marrakech as an official partner. Schneider Electric is fully committed to fighting climate change and is proud to be a key actor in the Port of Montreal shore power project. Creating a sustainable future is key to Canada’s economic well being. Providing green solutions that help contribute toward the reduction of green house gas emissions is just one of the ways that Schneider Electric is helping Canada create a sustainable future.

The Montreal Port Authority estimates that the shore power project will eliminate upwards of 2,800 tonnes of green house gases annually. This is comparable to reducing the distance driven by passenger vehicles by over 10,000,000 kilometres or replacing upwards of 100,000 incandescent light bulbs with LEDs, according to the Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.   

Schneider Electric is a world leader in shore power solutions, with over 50 deployments in North America alone. The Port of Montreal shore power solution represents the first cruise terminal deployment in Canada for Schneider Electric and is a significant demonstration of its capabilities to design and build a sophisticated solution incorporating international standards that enforce safety and interoperability for ships calling on the Port of Montreal.

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Schneider Electric & Claroty Partner To Address Safety & Cybersecurity Challenges

Posted in Commentary with tags , on August 10, 2017 by itnerd

Claroty and Schneider Electric have announced that they are partnering to address safety and cybersecurity challenges for the world’s industrial infrastructure. Under the terms of the agreement, Claroty will market its real-time OT/ICS network monitoring and detection solution to Schneider Electric’s customers through the company’s Collaborative Automation Partner Program (CAPP).

The Claroty platform proactively protects industrial control systems and continuously monitors industrial networks for cyber threats. With secure remote access, asset owners can employ policies to control remote employee and third party access to critical systems and record the sessions. Continuous threat detection creates a detailed inventory of industrial network assets, identifies misconfigurations, monitors traffic between assets and finds anomalies that may indicate the presence of a malicious actor. Context rich alerts provide plant and security personnel with actionable insights for efficient investigation, response and recovery.

This partnership adds a key component to Schneider Electric’s end-to-end cybersecurity offerings by protecting its connected products and edge control offerings within the company’s EcoStruxure™ architecture. EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s IoT-enabled, open and interoperable system architecture and platform. “Delivering Innovation At Every Level” across connected products, edge control and apps, analytics and services, the EcoStruxure architecture enables scalable design and operation of connected systems with best-in-class cybersecurity built in at every layer.

Schneider Electric and Claroty have conducted rigorous testing to validate solution interoperability. Claroty is a key partner for network security monitoring system within CAPP. CAPP enables Schneider Electric to offer complete business solutions by integrating innovative technologies developed by its partner ecosystem into its own offerings.

A key characteristic of the Claroty platform is its ability to explore the deepest level of industrial network protocols without adversely impacting the system. This enables end users to safely identify anomalies while protecting complex and sensitive industrial networks. Traditional IT security software often uses active queries or requires a footprint on the network, which can ultimately disrupt operations. However, the Claroty platform uses a passive-monitoring approach to safely inspect traffic without the risk of disruption.

 

Schneider Electric Canada Employees Conclude Volunteer Time with Habitat for Humanity

Posted in Commentary with tags on July 27, 2017 by itnerd

Earlier this month, more than 50 Schneider Electric Canada employees volunteered at the Carter Work Project in Edmonton and Winnipeg, supporting Habitat for Humanity’s Canada 150 build and the Carter Work Project to construct 150 homes across the country in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

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The work team on July 12 was joined by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, as well as country music superstars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. Schneider Electric was represented by Mr. Macias, Iram Shah, Senior Vice President of Customer Transformation, as well as many other Schneider Electric Canada employees who worked alongside the proud future homeowner.

For more than 30 years, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter have traveled across the world with Habitat for Humanity and thousands of volunteers, donating their time and voices to build and improve homes alongside Habitat homeowners.

Supporting Habitat for Humanity’s efforts for more than 22 years, Schneider Electric Canada has provided hardworking Canadian families with the hand up they need to raise their children in a safe, decent and affordable home. Over the last 17 years, Schneider Electric in the U.S. and Canada has donated more than $44 million in cash and gift-in-kind to support Habitat for Humanity’s homebuilding program helping thousands of Canadian families in need.

 

Schneider Electric Celebrates Canada’s 150th Birthday By Joining Habitat For Humanity In Building Homes

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 29, 2017 by itnerd

This July, power protection company Schneider Electric Canada is proud to join President Carter and First Lady Mrs. Rosalynn Carter, who bring their energy to cities across Canada for Habitat for Humanity’s 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. While the project will take place across Canada, President and Mrs. Carter will focus their efforts in Edmonton, Alberta, and Winnipeg. Schneider Electric Canada will be onsite at these locations to assist with building for this milestone endeavour.

In recognition of Canada’s 150th birthday milestone, Schneider Electric Canada will join the Carter Work Project as it builds 150 homes alongside 150 Habitat for Humanity families across the country. Projects during the week of building include 75 homes in Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan, 25 in Winnipeg and 50 in territories and other provinces. Habitat for Humanity and volunteers will be helping families build the strength, stability and independence they need to create a better life for themselves.

Supporting Habitat for Humanity’s efforts for more than 22 years, Schneider Electric Canada has provided hardworking Canadian families with the hand up they need to raise their children in a safe, decent and affordable home, helping with builds for thousands of Canadian families in need. During that time, Schneider Electric Canada has also invested more than $2 million in cash and gift-in-kind in support of Habitat for Humanity’s homebuilding program in Canada.

For more than 30 years, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter have traveled across the world with Habitat for Humanity with thousands of volunteers, donating their time and voices to build and improve homes alongside Habitat homeowners. Their efforts help raise awareness of the critical need for affordable homeownership. Together with the Carters, volunteers have built, renovated or repaired more than 4,000 homes in 14 countries.