ANDOVER, Mass., May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced Mark Feasel, Vice President–Electric Utility Segment & Smart Grid, will share how to adapt energy strategies to take advantage of microgrid technologies during the May 19 "Where from Here? Industry Peers Chart a Course to Advance Microgrids" panel session at the Microgrid Knowledge New York and Beyond 2016 conference.
The energy landscape is changing like never before. Utilities, communities and businesses are exploring independence from grid-connected energy. Representing Schneider Electric, Feasel will provide unique commentary on microgrid development and monetization. Additionally, he offers interesting perspective on new financing options available for microgrid deployment.
"At Schneider Electric, we see significant opportunity for microgrid in North America, because of the developing regulatory certainty, technical feasibility through IT/OT convergence and a now viable business model," said Feasel. "With the limitations of our generation and distribution networks, a need to reduce CO2 emissions and demand for more reliable energy—the era of smart utilities is now."
During the session, Feasel will address the market disruptions, new business models and growth opportunities available in a more consumer-centric and data-driven power environment. Additionally, he will discuss technological innovations in energy storage, energy management and energy generation. More importantly, he will address how to take advantage of the efficiency and sustainability opportunities available through connected intelligence.
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Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~$30 billion in FY2015, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.
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