Schneider Electric: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Energy Performance
PORTFOLIO ENERGY PERFORMANCE

Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI), and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline.  Schneider Electric's portfolio consists of 30 facilities, including 24 manufacturing sites as of 2016. With an energy intensity improvement of 26% since its baseline year of 2008, Schneider Electric has met its 25% reduction in energy intensity target in 2016. An aspect of Schneider Electric's energy management program is their internal Facilities Management group, which sends teams of specialized energy experts to plants to perform assessments and identify energy savings opportunities.  From these assessments, plant personnel develop Energy Action Plans which guide energy efficiency investments at the plant level.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE BY FACILITY

Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy.  Eight years after their baseline year, over 80% of Schneider Electric's facilities have improved energy performance by over 10%, and 21 of their 30 facilities have exceeded 15% improvement.  Only 3 facilities have not improved energy performance since the baseline year.

METHOD FOR CALCULATING ENERGY PERFORMANCE

Schneider Electric normalizes energy data for each facility using the Department of Energy's EnPI tool, which allows Schneider Electric to adjust energy data to account for variations in weather and production. The absolute change and percent change in source energy use, production output, and energy intensity are tracked for each plant on both a monthly and annual basis. These metrics are rolled up to the corporate level, with a corporate-wide percent improvement in energy intensity calculated by taking a weighted average of the percent change in energy intensity at the individual facilities.

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