Digitizing Power Distribution to Support Critical Facilities

Digitizing Power Distribution to Support Critical Facilities

Power distribution to critical facilities, such as hospitals or data centers, need digitization to bolster their operational functions.

In the ever-evolving efforts to support critical facilities, Schneider provides solutions that address challenges and areas of improvement as they relate to building infrastructure and facility management. Digitizing power distribution systems have been one of the many methods SEBCSI has encouraged our partners to adopt into their operations.

Indeed, the world around us has become digitized in so many aspects of our lives. With digitization comes more efficiency, reliability, and in some cases, even safety. Power distribution to critical facilities, such as hospitals or data centers, need digitization to bolster their operational functions. By refining the approach to managing critical facilities with digitized power distribution, this opens the door to more widespread adoption by more industrial, commercial, and residential players that drive change in our cities.

What Does Digitized Power Distribution Look Like?

Digitizing systems or processes means to improve capabilities by using digital technology. In most cases, it implies using data capturing devices and information systems to monitor and manage. This all sounds familiar, doesn’t it? It should.

We have long since seen IoT enabled devices being outfitted to critical facilities as a means to capture infrastructure data and send it to analytical software applications. Insights gathered and generated from digitized methods make for better responses from facility maintenance or operational staff. The technology allows for higher degrees of supervision and control over electrical power distribution to all essential areas of critical facilities, from HVAC to mission-critical equipment. Ultimately, digitized tech can improve the quality of everyday operations, preventative maintenance, and long-term facility health.

All this starts with two possible actions. The first is to retrofit legacy power distribution systems with the appropriate sensors and devices. Also, prioritize using the technology for on-going and new projects, essentially future-proofing this capability.

Benefits To Critical Facilities

How do critical facilities specifically benefit from digitized power distribution systems? There are still many untapped benefits, but we can briefly go over some viable aspects now.

  • Decrease Downtime – Preventing power outages and unexpected downtime — which negatively impact the bottom line and potentially create non-economic repercussions — at critical facilities are easier with more comprehensive monitoring and system backups in place
  • Increase Efficiency – All aspects of the power distribution and consumption processes are monitored and refined, thus limiting energy waste and increasing overall energy efficiency
  • Increase Accountability and Compliance – The public and internal teams can hold facilities accountable to sustainability measures, power quality assessments, operational safety protocols, and more

Schneider Electric Have Been Partners in Power Distribution for Over 50 Years

Schneider Electric believes in helping our partners succeed by guiding them through digitization and digital transformation. Our EcoStruxure Power product has been delivering enhanced safety and efficiency solutions to businesses looking to simplify their power distribution system management. Critical facilities of all types power our communities, and Schneider looks to support these efforts through a reliable partnership.


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