Schneider Electric built a centralized energy program for a metal manufacturer’s US operations to consolidate strategic energy decisions. This new approach resulted in savings of $2 million during the first year of the partnership. Furthermore, upon seeing the success of the US program, the European team adopted the same approach and has centralized energy for 12 European sites.
Global pulp and paper manufacturer was looking to optimize costs and support internal sustainability strategies. Needing an in-depth look at diverse geographical locations, the company hired Schneider Electric for several studies in Europe, Asia and South America. Potential savings of $5.7 million were identified from tariff rate switches, voltage upgrades, co-generation, power factor and demand response opportunities.
The company was investigating ways to improve operational sustainability and qualify for energy rebates offered to New Jersey businesses. Schneider Electric made a recommendation to move forward with a solar energy solution. The team led a competitive RFP for viable solar suppliers, selecting a supplier that was more than $400,000 less than the budgeted amount for the project.
A private equity firm was considering the acquisition of a midstream natural gas company. The firm needed information about the natural gas industry and the viability of the acquisition. Schneider Electric provided independent analysis that included long-term outlook and industry-specific influencers that allowed the firm to make their decision. After moving forward with the acquisition, the company generated a gross margin of $12 million on operating expenses of $4 million.