French energy management company Schneider Electric (SE) has announced the 2018 EcoXpert members to achieve Master Level status in Critical Power, including 20 companies from 15 countries.
The EcoXpert Partner Program is a worldwide network of SE trained and certified partners who specialise in power management, building optimisation and energy efficiency.
EcoXpert currently has 3,000 members come from 40 countries. The companies who achieve Master Level status represent the top percentile of firms that are trained and certified by SE as leaders in their field of expertise, including Critical Power, Building Automation, Lighting & Room Control and Data Connectivity.
EcoXpert Critical Power companies are trained and accredited by Schneider Electric on EcoStruxure Power, an IoT-enabled digital architecture and platform for power distribution and management in buildings.
EcoStruxure Power improves power availability and safety by continually monitoring an entire facility network and improving protection against shock, fire and explosion. It monitors power quality and asset status and automates maintenance operations to quickly apply corrective action in case of an outage.
SE nominates the Master Level EcoXpert members annually and all the companies will receive packages, including professional development, continuous coaching on the latest technologies and solutions from SE, co-branding opportunities and access to the global EcoXpert community to drive new business and expand project scopes.
The 2018 EcoXpert Master Level Partners in Critical Power are:
• Abampere – Argentina
• AF Switchgear – United Kingdom
• Alianza Energetica del Baijo – Mexico
• Applied Power Technologies (APT) – United States
• Azzo – Australia
• E&I Engineering – Ireland
• EMR – Portugal
• Energy Insights – South Africa
• Endoks – Turkey
• Global Power Technologies (GPT) – United States
• Hongsheng Control Technology – China
• Indexel Engineering – India
• Mardix – United Kingdom
• Metrum – Brazil
• PowerPeg – Hong Kong
• Powertech System Integrators (PTSI) – South Africa
• Quasar – New Zealand
• SAM-A Techno Solutions – Korea
• Seace Electric – China
• Vortmann – Germany
In another development, SE has won a contract to provide a colocation start-up IP House with critical power solution in an upcoming datacentre in London Docklands.
SE will provide its Symmetra PX Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) together with other components to the IP House’s critical infrastructure.
SE said Symmetra PX that has “10-500kVA -480V and 16-500kVA -400V high performance, right-sized, modular, scalable, 3 phase UPS power protection with ultra high availability and efficiency”, could be deployed in any size datacentre or high density power zone.
Ian Gregg, datacentre specialist at Comtec Power, the project constructor, commented, “Its (SE) power modules and batteries have a smaller footprint than other products available in the market, meaning the space saved translates directly in the data centre, creating more room for customers IT equipment.”
Vinny Vaghani, operations manager of IP House said, “Our first data suite is comprised of Schneider Electric’s InfraStruxure (ISX) integrated datacentre architecture and has 14,000sq ft. of white space with a total of 216 racks - 192 of which will be available for customers when the facility is operational in 2018.”