Schneider Electric Announces First of Its Kind Circuit-Level Energy Measurement Panelboards
MVP factory-assembled panelboards provide improved energy management for cost savings and sustainability solutions
PALATINE, Ill. – April 10, 2012 — Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced the introduction of Measurement and Verification Panelboards (MVP), an enclosed panelboard capable of measuring lighting and plug load energy use at the individual circuit level. MVP panelboards provide customers with visibility into more detailed energy use information, which enables improved energy management and opportunities for cost saving and sustainability efforts.
”Commercial building managers have an opportunity to save up to 30 percent on their energy costs by making some simple changes, but often don’t know where to begin the process,” said Scott Walters, vice president, LifeSpace, Power Business, Schneider Electric. “Until customers have visibility into energy use at the specific circuit level, they are just guessing at their facility’s overall energy profile. Schneider Electric’s MVP panelboard provides facility managers with the ability to measure and monitor energy consumption at a more granular level, giving them a starting point for energy efficiency improvements.”
MVP panelboards monitor energy usage by plug load, circuit, zone, space, or complete lighting system, allowing facility managers to isolate energy use with improved precision. Until now, monitoring capabilities were only available at the panel level, preventing accurate branch circuit pin-pointing of energy waste. MVP panelboards reveal details including lighting load energy waste or floor and zone specific electronics used. Energy managers can use existing building management software, or customized MVP software to analyze the data and locate new opportunities for greater energy efficiency and savings.
The MVP family of products includes Powerlink™ MVP Intelligent Lighting Panels and NF and NQ MVP Lighting Panelboards. Powerlink MVP panelboards not only provide savings by controlling lights, but also provide a total infrastructure for measuring and verifying the performance of all lighting and plug load energy conservation measures. Facility managers can observe breaker status, system operation, or make configuration changes with user-friendly software.
NF and NQ Measurement and Verification Lighting Panelboards provide industry-leading monitoring capabilities for maximum power reliability and are a critical component in sustainability solutions. In addition to the standard branch over current protection, NF panelboards also incorporate individual branch circuit power metering and monitor the energy performance of electrical systems at the branch circuit level for improved building-wide energy efficiency.
MVP panelboards easily integrate with existing building management software. Optional MVP custom front-end software is also available for user-friendly data review and energy management. Users can analyze real-time or historical energy use data and identify future opportunities for improved energy efficiency by using the software projection feature. Measurement and Verification Panelboards by Schneider Electric assist facilities in accomplishing energy management goals, obtaining LEED® certification points, meeting code compliance, and achieving month-over-month savings.
For more information about Schneider Electric’s MVP Panelboards please visit: www.schneider-electric.com/us.
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 Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centers & Networks and Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company’s 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of about 31 billion US dollars (22.4 billion euros) in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy. www.schneider‑electric.com/us