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Schneider Electric atop Guidehouse Insights' Microgrid Integrator Leaderboard

July 12, 2023
Position attributed to strategic partnerships and investments in AlphaStruxure and GreenStruxure joint ventures.

Schneider Electric announced its number-one ranking in the inaugural Guidehouse Insights 2023 Microgrid Integrator Leaderboard, acknowledging Schneider’s unique strategy and execution, demonstrated through its microgrid services, technologies and innovative scope of delivery through joint ventures. 

At a time where extreme weather events increasingly affect network resilience and there is emphasized need and importance to decarbonize, microgrids provide the flexibility to source clean, self-generated power from local distributed-energy resources (DER), such as solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and battery storage. Businesses looking to protect their operations from the risk of outages and fluctuating energy prices turn to microgrid integrators to facilitate the installation of microgrid assets and provide the technologies to control and optimize their operation. 

Microgrid investments from the business and government sectors alike are necessary to meet the sustainable energy and DER needs of buildings, especially on the heels of the recent near $1 billion fund for clean federal buildings from the Biden Administration. 

Schneider Electric tops the rankings in this year’s report because of its experience developing both highly customized solutions as well as its newly launched, standardized EcoStruxure Microgrid Flex offering for midsized commercial sites, they claim, adding that its third-party financial partnerships and joint ventures, AlphaStruxure and GreenStruxure also contributed to the high ranking.

As end-to-end energy-as-a-service providers across the design/finance/build/operate/own/maintain lifecycle, AlphaStruxure and GreenStruxure drive innovative market differentiation, they say. Together, Schneider and these partners can reliably deliver customized or modular solutions, leveraging the company’s rich experience in microgrid and DER projects along with the automation technologies and tested architectures to scale solutions. In North America alone, Schneider Electric boasts that it has successfully designed, built, and currently maintains more than 350 advanced microgrid-control projects. 

“Schneider has always put sustainability, the customer, clients and our partners first in every endeavor, and this has been shown in our leadership globally,” said Manish Kumar, executive vice president of the global digital energy division at Schneider Electric. “It is an honor to receive recognition from Guidehouse Insights for our leadership, expertise and in delivering high-quality, strategic solutions in the microgrid value chain, enabling customers to achieve new heights in decarbonizing their energy operations." 

“It is worth emphasizing that for our very first Microgrid Integrator Leaderboard report, Schneider ranked number one, due to their global portfolio of microgrid projects, experience designing highly customized solutions, newly launched standardized offering for midsized commercial sites, and innovative third-party financing partnerships,” added Dan Power, senior research analyst at Guidehouse Insights. “What Schneider Electric does best is tailor specific solutions for the energy needs of their customer, ensuring platforms, infrastructure and technology work together productively to help the customer reach their business goals. That demonstrates their leadership in the microgrid market."