Press Release Summary:
Combining individual branch circuit remote control and metering functions into one lighting panelboard enclosure, PowerlinkÂ® EM system enables users to verify performance of control system via energy savings by circuit, zone, space, panel, or complete system. It also provides historical trends and generates reports to allocate costs according to actual energy used. Smart metering is accomplished using PowerLogicÂ® Branch Circuit Power Meter (BCPM).
Original Press Release:
New Powerlink® EM Lighting Control System from Schneider Electric Incorporates Smart Metering Technology
Palatine, Ill. - Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced the addition of the Powerlink® EM system to its Schneider Electric Powerlink G3 intelligent lighting control product family portfolio. The Powerlink EM system combines individual branch circuit remote control and metering functions in a single lighting panelboard enclosure to ensure users are able to instantly verify the performance of the control system by energy savings by circuit, zone, space, panel or complete lighting system. Furthermore, the Powerlink EM system provides historical trends that can be used to reveal opportunities for additional energy improvements and generates reports to allocate costs according to actual energy used. Smart metering is accomplished using the PowerLogic® Branch Circuit Power Meter (BCPM), which is a highly accurate, full featured multi-branch circuit power meter that provides unrivalled low-current monitoring.
"With the new Powerlink EM system from Schneider Electric, facility and energy managers are able to accurately monitor and verify energy performance," said Jon Lifferth, product manager, Powerlink, Schneider Electric. "Incorporating the PowerLogic BCPM meter in the Powerlink system, those responsible for implementing lighting energy conservation measures now have the means for accurately verifying the performance of those measures."
The Schneider Electric Powerlink G3 intelligent lighting control systems reduce electrical energy consumption associated with lighting and other loads by automatically switching loads off during non-occupied periods. In addition, Powerlink G3 systems are often used to reduce the peak demand by switching unnecessary lights off in response to an automated demand response signal or when high time-of-day energy tariffs occur. Additionally, the Powerlink EM system incorporates the same features found in the Powerlink 3000 level system including an integral scheduling functionality for operating individual brand circuit according to a daily schedule, full connectivity to building automation systems via BACnet and Modbus communications, and an embedded web server that allows instant access to the system operation and configuration.
For more information about Powerlink G3 intelligent lighting control products or other lighting control products from Schneider Electric, call 1-888-778-2733 or visit http://www.schneider-electric.us/solutions/lighting-and-whole-home-control.
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 100,000+ employees achieved sales of more than $22 billion in 2009, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations "Make the most of their energy."