WEST KINGSTON, R.I. – July 23, 2013 – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced the addition of Germany and Italy to the global agreement with Equinix to provide Energy Management Procurement Services (EMPS) and Sustainability Services to their global footprint. With the addition of these two countries, Schneider Electric now provides its full range EMPS services to all Equinix sites in deregulated markets. This extends the current multi-year agreement through 2016 and includes 110 Equinix facilities around the globe. The Equinix partnership with Schneider Electric has saved the company $11 million since it began in March of 2011.
“Schneider Electric is the first data center provider with the ability to work with our customers on both the supply and demand side of the energy equation,” said Steve Wilhite, Senior Vice President, Professional Services, Schneider Electric. “By working with a global client like Equinix, we saw the opportunity to offer new approaches to energy procurement which would be able to provide their company significant cost savings, in this case millions of dollars.”
By employing a flexible approach to energy buying, Equinix, the world’s largest IBX data center and colocation provider, is able to manage its power spend like a natural gas hedging program by locking a percentage of its cost in different layers as advantageous market conditions occur. Schneider Electric’s complete line of EMPS and Sustainability Services help customers like Equinix maximize these opportunities through:
· Full service energy management and procurement
· Utility bill management (UBM) to ensure billing accuracy
· Comprehensive Green House Gas emissions reporting
· Monthly electric variance reporting
· Resource Advisor energy management platform
· Annual budgeting
· Corporate-wide risk management
For more information on Schneider Electric’s complete line of Energy Management Procurement Services and sustainability services, please click here. Schneider Electric’s Data Center Service Provider Team is a multi-disciplinary team that exclusively addresses co-location, hosting and cloud businesses needs around speed, profitability, and scalability. For more information on this team please visit http://www.cloud-colo.schneider-electric.com.