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    Schneider Electric draagt bij aan het milieudebat in Kopenhagen, dankzij zijn unieke competentie en innovatieve oplossingen in energiebeheer

    Rueil-Malmaison (France), December 10, 2009 – Top executives from Schneider Electric will attend Copenhagen during the UN Climate Change Conference, encouraging public debate from a perspective of unique competencies and innovative architectural solutions with the potential to dramatically improve current energy management options within buildings, homes, industries, data-centers and infrastructure.

    "It is obvious that the UN Climate Change Conference is a unique opportunity to mobilize all concerned players in climate change," said Jean-Pascal Tricoire, President & CEO of Schneider Electric. "What is less obvious is HOW ? Our primary focus and drive is to emphasize that we can start today, and if countries or  businesses are already engaged, they can do more... by embracing ambitious targets, adopting pragmatic technology right now, and modeling changes in each of our personal behaviors. We are proud to be involved with the Copenhagen event as our role in these issues is expanding daily."

    To support the war on climate change, Schneider Electric strategy is extremely simple. The energy challenge embraces very diverse fields; it is key to start and focus on low hanging fruits to act today. Within this frame, we believe it is mandatory to start working at the point of use: this is the place where changes can be implemented the fastest leveraging technology to adapt behaviors. Schneider Electric’s solutions can deliver energy savings of up to 30%, while contributing to the fight against climate change. Because energy is lost as it travels from plant to plug, three kWh have to be generated for each kWh a building uses. Consequently, every kWh saved in a point of use means three kWh less at the power plant.

    For Schneider Electric, energy efficiency represents an opportunity to focus its team on an exciting challenge and to grow and differentiate its business. The Group provides its customers with a comprehensive set of sustainable technologies and solutions applied in four stages to achieve energy efficiency. First, measure energy use to identify reservoirs of savings and dysfunctions.  Second, use energy efficient systems and components. Third, automate, by deploying human centric control systems. Fourth, monitor, to maintain performance by continuously analyzing gains from maintenance, supervision and control. Finally, improve, by using automation management, consulting, training and tracking resources to raise the bar on performance.

    Beyond energy efficiency, today’s challenge is to develop and establish the connecting solutions that create an intelligent energy management system across all application areas. Schneider Electric makes the energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green with its EcoStruxure™ solution architecture, an approach which unites its unique expertise in power, datacentres, process and machines, building control, and physical security.

    At Schneider Electric, we are delivering new solutions all across the globe to contribute to the greening of the planet. As an example, Schneider Electric reduces significantly CO2 emissions for the Bella Center, site of the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference. This example is one of many within our reference list, whether in North America, Europe, India or China.

    Companies demonstrate their concern regarding the environmental crisis by taking action in the new era opening, based on innovation, mobilization of each player and transfer of intelligence. Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, is one of the first companies to actively attack these tremendous challenges.

    Schneider Electric will be at Copenhagen from Dec. 7 to 18, 2009

    • December 10, 2009 | 01.30 pm – 05.00 pm
      Skuespilhuset (The Playhouse) – Sankt Annæ Plads 36 – København K 1250
      Conference « Reducing Greenhouse Gases Through Intense use of Information and Communication Technology »
      With the participation of Pierre Tabary, Vice President, Office Buildings, Schneider Electric
      Organized by IDC

    • December 12, 2009 | 09.00 am – 10.30 am 
      Bella Center - Room Victor Borge – Copenhagen
      Debate « Beyond the financial crisis: regional energy policy and global carbon constraints »
      With the participation of Vincent Mazauric, Principal Scientist, Schneider Electric
      Organized by ParisTech Chair Modeling for Sustainable Development

      December 12, 2009 | 05.40 pm – 06.30 pm
      Kronborg – Hamlets Castle – Elsinore
      Debate « Corporate life with or without an ambitious Copenhagen agreement »
      With the participation of Jean-Pascal Tricoire, President & CEO, Schneider Electric
      Organized by the Copenhagen Climate Council

    • December 14, 2009 | 01.00 pm – 05.00 pm
      Scandic Copenhagen – Vester Soegade 6 – 1601 Copenhagen
      Roundtable « From Paradox to Paradigm: The Role of Energy Efficiency in Creating Low-Carbon Economies »
      With the participation of Ole Sander, President, Schneider Electric Denmark
      Organized by the Alliance to Save Energy

    Schneider Electric:
    - has signed Seal the Deal ( ;
    - has signed the Copenhagen Communiqué on Climate Change (
    - is the promoter of the website., dedicated to energy efficiency in buildings.

    Schneider Electric is Partner of MoveAbout (, an electric car rental company, at the service of the UN Climate Change Conference Copenhagen participants from Dec. 7 to 18.

    Bella Centre: Schneider Electric reduces significantly CO2 emissions for the site of the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference.

    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 energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centres/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 114,000 employees achieved sales of more than 18.3 billion euros in 2008, through an active commitment to help individuals and organisations “Make the most of their energy”.

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