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Schneider Electric helps make green substation

Jan 14, 2020
Tech
Posted by Patrick Haddad

Schneider Electric has installed new green tech at the Nouméa substation, including a transformer using biodegradable vegetable oil.

Schneider announced a new pilot project with EEC Engie last month, an electric utility in New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands.

Pursuing their ambition to remove SF6 switchgear installed on their networks, EEC Engie turned to the new SF6-free technology from Schneider Electric.

EEC Engie chose Schneider Electric’s new SF6-free solution, which combines vacuum interruption and pure air insulation in a smart design.

Schneider Electric has deployed this new switching technology in the capital, Nouméa, in a substation also equipped with the Easergy T300 remote terminal unit for feeder automation and the new connected Vegeta transformer that uses biodegradable vegetable oil.

Olivier Turc, head of innovation, Engie France Réseaux, said: “We have zero-carbon transition at the heart of our strategy and our role is to provide solutions to businesses and communities to help them reduce their carbon footprint.”

“We are therefore developing or identifying new carbon-free solutions. For our medium-voltage electrical equipment, the opportunity to integrate brand-new SF6-free technology is part of our pioneering DNA,” he added.

Source: GDN Online

Photo (for illustrative purposes): Head Office, Schneider Electric / Schneider Electric / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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