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Schneider Electric in talks with BEE for energy conservation

According to reports, French firm Schneider Electric’s Indian arm Schneider Electric India has said it is working closely with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency towards promoting energy efficiency endeavours in the country.

“We are in contact with BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) in terms of providing our feedback from a business perspective and also in terms of looking at the business deal in energy efficiency,” Anil Chaudhry, Country President and Managing Director (India) Schneider Electric told PTI.

“Areas like technology development, innovation and deployment that is where companies like Schneider Electric will come in, we are very strong solutions provider,” he said.

He said the company, which is completing its 50 years in India, has an Energy Efficiency Group that facilitates the company’s endeavours towards energy efficiency.

“We have an Energy Efficiency Group within the company, that becomes a point of contact for inter-facing with the government,” Chaudhry said.

That Group also takes up pilot projects for energy conservation.

“With the solutions that our company provides we can save upto 30 per cent of the energy in the sectors like industry, buildings, data centres etc,” he said, adding that if you are using 100 units and each unit costs Rs 7, so with these energy efficiency measures we can bring the usage down to about 70-80 units thereby cutting down the bill.

BEE which was established by the government in 2002, is engaged in developing programs which will increase the conservation and efficient use of energy in India.

Schneider Electric India employs over 18,000 employees across 40 cities in the country.

Meanwhile, Schneider Electric India conducted the study with AEEE (Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy) on the energy consumption profile of the Indian business and drivers for clean energy investment, last month.

The survey which was conducted in four metros — Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata and 8 Tier II cities — Jaipur, Ludhiana, Rajkot, Nasik, Lucknow, Vijaywada, Kochi and Patna, observed that nearly 80 per cent of the respondents expect up to 15 per cent of their electricity coming from renewable sources in the next 3 to 5 years.

The 300 respondents belonged to various fields including manufacturing, building and construction sector, textiles, food and beverages, automobiles, pharma, etc.

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