Schneider Electric today announced a partnership with Green Energy Corp. to provide standardized microgrid solutions to a wide variety of public and private energy clients in the rapidly growing domestic and international microgrid marketplace. The partnership combines Schneider Electric’s expertise in distributed energy resources and advanced power control with Green Energy Corp’s best-in-class open source Linux tools, including GreenBus 2.0, enabling new control features and improved ROI for customers.
“A key element of our strategy is full-service implementation of microgrids. With North America projected to maintain its global leadership in microgrid capacity and increase its market share to 65 percent of the global market by 2020, now was the right time to join forces to deliver a solution that is positioned to meet this growing demand,” said James Potach, Senior Vice President, Energy and Sustainability Service, Schneider Electric. “Working with Green Energy Corp delivers a complete solution to the microgrid market, enabling Schneider Electric to provide thousands of its existing and new energy customers with options not previously available.”
“Our innovative open source software connects to any and all utility and client systems. That combined with our portfolio of patents and partnership with Schneider Electric we are now able to create smarter, scalable and repeatable microgrid solutions,” stated Peter Gregory, founder and chairman of Green Energy Corp. “With both companies having an extensive pipeline of projects, the partnership will focus on delivering a complete and standardized microgrid solution including design, development, construction, operations and ownership.”
Schneider Electric has a proven track record having developed and supported more than 250 advanced power control and microgrid deployments across corporate, university and government campuses in the U.S. alone over the last 20 years. Green Energy Corp provides extensive engineering support and development toolkits to promote the implementation of smart grid and microgrid technologies. Its GreenBus and Microgrids as a Service ("MaaS") products are based on open source software, cloud computing and extreme scalability allowing Green Energy Corp to rapidly deploy microgrids and complete ecosystems.