E4SAlliance  Expands Grid Digitization Ecosystem

Today, Schneider Electric is joining the Edge for Smart Secondary Substations (E4S) Alliance, created to develop a standard, flexible, manageable and interoperable platform for next-generation Smart Grids. Having some of the largest distribution system operators in the world partnering with technology providers to co-develop an entirely new solution will revolutionize the energy transition and help achieve a climate-neutral economy. The E4S Alliance is helping digitize the grid and make it data driven in order to meet carbon neutrality.

Distribution System Operators (DSOs) will benefit from an open standard based secure and highly scalable platform to monitor, protect and control the electrical grid. Virtualization of applications, in combination with edge computing leads to lower total cost of ownership, faster time to market for new applications and more efficient management and delivery of electricity.

Schneider Electric major ambition is to accelerate more Green, more electrification and more digital, developing a portfolio of green products, cutting-edge software and services and DSOs are at the center of this new energy landscape. “We are glad to contribute to the E4S objectives and share our application know-how on hardware, software and cybersecurity to define a new standard to manage future MV/ LV substations” said Valerie Layan, Vice-President Power & Grid Europe.

About Schneider Electric
Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On. Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency. We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure, and industries. We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.

About E4S
The Edge for Smart Secondary Substations (E4S) Alliance is a technical working group formed by ABB, Ariadna Grid, Capgemini, Circutor, Dell, Enedis, E-REDES, Gridspertise, Iberdrola, Intel, Kalkitech, Landis+Gyr, Merytronic, Minsait, Ormazabal, Sagemcom, TTTech Industrial, Union Fenosa, VMware and ZIV Automation. E4S is working to accelerate the creation of a standards-based, open, interoperable, and secure architecture that addresses both the technical and business challenges faced by DSOs around the globe.