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April 25, 2018

Schneider Electric announces availability of Premset: medium voltage switchgear that is smart grid ready

Mississauga, Ont. – April 24, 2018 Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, is announcing Premset – its new range of medium voltage (MV) switchgear. This innovative compact and modular vacuum switchgear represents a technological breakthrough opening the way to unprecedented reliability, safety, and ease of use.

Greater safety, reliability and reduced footprint

The Premset switchgear was designed as a response to meet the new challenges of electrical distribution networks. Built using an innovative Shielded Solid Insulation System (2SIS), it allows MV network operators to increase safety and efficiency while simultaneously minimizing downtime and meeting the needs of the smart grid. 2SIS is a technical breakthrough that protects all the switchgear’s live parts with earth-screened solid insulation, reducing the risk of internal arcing and facilitating top performance in practically any environment.

Premset MV distribution switchgear brings 2SIS technology to the market in an extremely compact, highly modular form. It reduces footprint, a characteristic more often associated with SF6-insulated switchgear. This performance is achieved through the use of 2SIS combined with a patented universal flat power connection system and an original mechanical design. As an added benefit, the use of solid insulation increases life expectancy beyond traditional switchgear.

Engineering for the smart grid

Because it has been designed for the smart grid, the Premset switchgear also enables greater efficiency through advanced monitoring and control. It helps ensure peak network performance in several ways, including feeder automation with built-in communication and local intelligence, load management with integrated smart metering, asset management with advanced monitoring of switchgear and the use of standard communication protocols.

“Premset embodies the latest in MV technology, ready for our increasingly connected world,” said Emily Heitman, Vice President of Energy, Canada & U.S., Schneider Electric. “Part of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Power platform, Premset switchgear has the added benefit of being smart grid ready, offering unparalleled technological innovation in safety, reliability and ease of use.”

EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s IoT-enabled, open and interoperable system architecture and platform that delivers Innovation At Every Level across connected products, edge control and apps, analytics and services. The EcoStruxure architecture enables scalable design and operation of connected systems with best-in-class cyber security built in at every layer. EcoStruxure Power delivers more safe, reliable and efficient power for peace of mind and significant financial benefits. IoT-enabled future-proof solutions are tailored to meet your specific needs, and simply work.

Premset Smart Grid embedded features are improving the management of today’s networks and can anticipate future requirements of evolving grid-management regulations.

To learn more about Premset switchgear, visit the Schneider Electric website product page to watch videos and download brochures, whitepapers and technical documents.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centres, Infrastructure and Industries.

With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.

In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency.

We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.



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