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    Schneider Electric introduceert Go Green in the City 2012, de internationale case competitie voor studenten

    Rueil-Malmaison (France), January 31st, 2012 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, announced today the launch of the second edition of Go Green in the City, its innovative competition open to students in nine countries all over the world.

    As for the first edition, candidates should present a case study focusing on energy solutions for cities. Working in teams of two, with at least one woman in the team, students will devise viable solutions for energy management sectors critical to the city, such as: home, university, retail, water and hospital. The best proposals should reconcile increased demand for energy, social progress and environmental protection.

    “Strengthened with the success of Go Green in the City first edition, Schneider Electric is once again offering to students, especially to women engineers, the opportunity to participate in an innovative case,” said Karen Ferguson, Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources, Schneider Electric. “By getting involved with a new generation committed to meeting today’s energy challenges, Schneider Electric is continuing its mission, in a unique way, to help everyone to make the most of their energy, every day.”

    The Go Green in the City challenge should allow Schneider Electric to identify and bond strongly with the future talents of the Group. Since its first edition, Go Green in the City has received significant recognition from the international student’s community. About 500 teams and 1,000 candidates from 8 different countries participated to the competition in 2011. Two women, Suma Elengikal and María Consuelo Palacios Lafuente (Bonn University, Germany), were laureates of Go Green in the City 2011 for their idea « The Green University ».

    The Go Green in the City 2012 challenge will take place in nine countries (Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, USA, Russia, Turkey and Poland). Open to more than 90 selected universities; it will touch around 270,000 students and will lead to around 200 internship interviews within Schneider Electric for the most creative participants. The 25 best teams will be flown to Paris in June 2012 to compete in the final. The winning team will be visiting Schneider Electric facilities and networking with employees and high-level management. Furthermore, the two winners will be offered jobs. Organized for three consecutive years and gaining more success each year, the competition aims to involve the young generation in creating new ideas for energy management in the cities.

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    Picture of the two laureates, Suma Elengikal et María Consuelo Palacios Lafuente,
    during Go Green in the City 2011 award ceremony.

    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 Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine manufacturers, Non-residential buildings, Data centers & Networks, and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 110,000 plus employees achieved sales of 20 billion euros in 2010, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

    Press Contact:
    Schneider Electric
    Véronique Roquet-Montégon
    Phone: +33 (0)1 41 29 70 76