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    Customer Story: Lidl Finland

    Energy EFFICIENCY come rain or shine

    Creating an efficient, sustainable logistics center is not an easy task. Thanks to EcoStruxure, Lidl has built a distribution facility that runs on renewable energy in all weather.

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    Unleash your building’s potential

    Building management is getting easier and more powerful thanks to the Internet of Things. Learn how to make your buildings smarter, more efficient, and sustainable with connected technology.

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    • Lidl Finland runs on 100% renewable energy

      Discover how Lidl Finland's new distribution center benefits from an integrated Schneider Electric EcoStruxure™ Microgrid and EcoStruxure Building Operation solution that delivers a high level of energy efficiency and runs on 100% renewable energy.

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    Cut costs with a microgrid

    From energy reliability to cost optimization, microgrids bring multiple benefits to businesses from a vast array of sectors. Download the white paper

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    Learn how your business can achieve success with EcoStruxure: Innovation at Every Level.
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    The Challenge

    • Build an environmentally friendly and future-proof logistics center in accordance with BREEAM certification requirements
    • Power the facility with renewable energy and build a capability to participate in the demand-response energy market through self-produced energy
    • Optimize energy usage, reduce CO₂ emissions, and lower costs

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    The Solution

    Greater reliability and efficiency with EcoStruxure Grid and Building

    Apps, Analytics & Services: EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor, eValvomo (cloud service) 
    Edge Control: EcoStruxure Energy Expert, EcoStruxure Building Operation 
    Connected Products: SmartX IP controllers, sensors, VAMP protection relays, PM energy meters, Canalis busways, Masterpact Air circuit breakers, Altivar Process, ATV 212, Modicon M340, M221, M171, M172, Magelis HMI 

    • An integrated EcoStruxure Grid and Building solution combining a comprehensive building management system with a microgrid
    • An advanced management system for cooling and heating, enabling the excess heat from the cooling to be stored and used when the weather gets colder
    • A microgrid solution with energy storage, supported by EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor that collects, forecasts, and optimizes the operation of on-site resources using real-time data and predictive machine learning algorithms

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    The Results

    • A net positive logistics center with up to 70% energy cost savings
    • The facility has set a new efficiency benchmark for other Lidl distribution centers across Finland
    • It’s also the first building in Finland with a combined heating and cooling system that stores and distributes the heat from the cooling process
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    “We wanted a building that would use only renewable energy and that would learn to optimize its energy usage to minimize emissions. That was achieved by combining Schneider's EcoStruxure building management system with Microgrid Advisor.”

    Kalle Hintikka, Project Manager, Warehouse Constructing, Lidl Finland
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