Schneider Electric, a leading provider of the digital transformation of energy management and automation, announces its partnership with Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to improve operational reliability and workplace safety, supporting the airport’s goal to become net zero carbon by 2030.

Stemming from a decades-long relationship where Schneider Electric products were integral to the airport’s major expansions, this partnership solidifies a history of strong collaboration between the two entities. The proposed modernization of YVR’s existing installed products will significantly cut capital costs for the airport with minimal operational disruption.

“Schneider Electric is proud to supply a comprehensive roadmap and support for YVR to help facilitate the modernization and digital transformation of one of Canada’s largest and busiest airports,” says Courtney Forget, vice president of services with Schneider Electric. “We are thrilled to extend our ongoing relationship with YVR, working side-by-side as one team, and providing solutions on their electrical distribution systems to ensure we’re fostering a sustainable and reliable airport environment.”

With Schneider Electric’s end-to-end solutions and services, the digital transformation of YVR’s energy system will play a large role on operational reliability and helping to reduce emissions, turning energy savings and environmental gains into business growth. One of the first projects Schneider Electric embarked on was to eliminate operational risks and improve occupational safety by upgrading the airport’s install base. The company will continue to help YVR with their Energy Management Information System (EMIS), a solution using Schneider Electric’s Resource Advisor and EcoStruxure Power Operation for carbon emission monitoring build on top of existing monitoring system, which will help the airports efforts toward their 2030 net-zero goals.

“At YVR we are focused on energy conservation and electrification across our operations to reduce carbon emissions and strengthen the green economy,” said Christoph Rufenacht, vice president pf airport development and asset optimization at YVR. “Working with Schneider Electric, we will enhance how we monitor and manage our energy use, optimize our current energy infrastructure, and explore innovative solutions to maximize carbon reduction. We are pleased to extend our long-time partnership and look forward to creating a greener, more sustainable future at YVR with Schneider Electric.”

YVR is planning to invest $135-million over 10 years to become net zero by 2030 and, in achieving this goal, become one of the world’s greenest airports. This includes a commitment to meet operational requirements more efficiently and use less energy for heating and cooling, cooking, lighting, and other electrical needs.

Featured image credit: YVR Airport.

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