Schneider Electric enables sustainable rail infrastructure in India

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Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, launches EcoStruxureTM Rail in India. Through this end-to-end digital solution, the company aims to build a collaborative digital environment for safe, efficient, reliable and sustainable metro rail operations in the country. The solution also intends to significantly enhance smart management, provide electrical safety and increase energy efficiency by up to 25%, improve the overall operational efficiency by 20% and reduce the total cost of ownership by 15%.

Schneider Electric’s advanced IoT-enabled EcoStruxure Rail platform is positioned to solve the critical challenges faced by the Indian metro-rail segment. It helps optimise energy consumption by using smart energy management solutions, integrating renewables, and braking energy recovery.

Schneider Electric has collaborated with world-leading tech companies such as RIB, ETAP, and AVEVA to drive digital transformation in the metro-rail market.

Ashutosh Shukla, Director, Transportation and Mobility, Schneider Electric India, said: “The Indian government has fast-tracked sizeable metro-rail development projects to serve the demands of millions of people. The latest development has necessitated the creation of a design, planning, service, and construction strategy that drives energy efficiency. Our EcoStruxure for Rail solution aims to significantly improve operational efficiency, sustainability, asset performance, feasibility data, and employee productivity. This solution is targeted towards providing real-time awareness breaking silos, resulting in safe, comfortable, on-time operations, and effective passenger services into the Indian market.”

Ashutosh added: “Our partnership with AVEVA, ETAP, and RIB will further ensure seamless and collaborative dataflow through the entire metro-rail lifecycle, from Design and Build to Operate and Maintain.”

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