Schneider Electric is a key player in British Columbia’s innovation economy

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Burnaby, Canada, July 3rd, 2015 — Schneider Electric Solar Business, the global leader in solutions for solar power conversion, today welcomed Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services and Richard T. Lee, MLA for Burnaby North to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the opening of Schneider Electric’s $15 million MicroGrid Lab.

 

The lab was opened on July, 8th 2014 by Premier Christy Clark, and represents a major investment in British Columbia’s Research and Development infrastructure.  One of the largest labs of its kind in North America, the MicroGrid Lab was built to facilitate Schneider Electric’s next generation three-phase central inverter platform.

 

Schneider Electric is a global Solar leader that ranks #1 in Business in Vancouver’s annual listing of the biggest alternative energy companies in BC, employing 230 people at their Solar business headquarters in Burnaby.

 

“At Schneider Electric we believe the future is Solar Powered and we were delighted to give Minister Virk a behind-the-scenes tour of the MicroGrid Lab and our next generation platform” said Jill Tipping, VP Operations & CFO, Solar Business, Schneider Electric “The technology solutions we develop here in BC are deployed globally, making Schneider Electric one of the global leaders in PV energy management systems.”

 

“Solar energy technology supplies are becoming increasingly important, “said Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services. “Schneider Electric’s global presence has made our province the place to turn for solar energy management systems.”

 

“Schneider Electric is an exemplary illustration of a company creating leading edge technological advances right here in our province,” said Richard T. Lee, MLA for Burnaby North.

 

About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company’s 170,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24.9 billion Euros in 2014, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy.” www.schneider-electric.com

 

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