Partner spotlight: Schneider Electric, Allied Telesis, Alstom Grid, Siemens, Enevo

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City of Jasper expects to save $3.6 million with Schneider energy renovation
A city-wide energy renovation effort in Jasper, Alabama with Council Lead Partner Schneider Electric is expected to return $3.6 million in energy savings over the next 20 years, according to a story in Energy Manager Today. The capital recovery and reinvestment project with Schneider will include a major upgrade to city facilities, including Jasper's nearly 100-year-old city hall. Once completed, Jasper should see a 26% reduction in utility and maintenance costs annually.

Southern Institute of Technology connects New Zealand with help from Allied Telesis
The Institute, which has multiple campuses in New Zealand and students around the world due to its distance learning service, teamed with Council Lead Partner Allied Telesis to develop a new network that will take it into the future. The goal, according to Resellernews, was to create a network that is "robust, scalable, and easy to manage." The result, an Institute official says, is a network that is both faster and more accurate more accurate due to the Allied Telesis Management Framework.

Alstom Grid will integrate wind farms for a more diverse energy mix in Brazil
The contract worth approximately €100 million is with Eletrosul Centrais Electricas S/A (Eletrosul). Alstom will lead a consortium to provide a turnkey solution, including the supply of two new substations and the extension of six existing substations, which will connect the power from the wind farms substations. "The southern region of Brazil has huge wind energy potential and will now be able to fully optimize this alternative energy, ultimately creating diversity in the overall energy mix for over 30 million people, said  Sérgio Gomes, VP of Council Lead Partner Alstom Grid in Latin America.

Siemens installs 4,500 LED street lights in Manchester -- 4,500 to go
The city of Manchester, New Hampshire is expected to save over $500,000 annually in energy and maintenance cost when its street light retrofit is complete. Council Associate Partner Siemens has passed the halfway point in the project which will ultimately involve 9,000 new LED lights. The city is the first in New Hampshire to convert an existing system to LED street lights, according to Siemens. “It’s great to see this project progress and reach the expected benchmarks,” said Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas. "Converting the city’s street lighting to LED is important to modernizing city infrastructure and once we have completed this phase I look forward to exploring bringing the LED technology to our city parks and other facilities."

Investors back waste industry game-changer Enevo with $15.8 million funding round
The Finnish company Enevo, a leading provider of waste logistics solutions for smart cities and a Council Associate Partner, recently announced the $ 15.8 million funding round led by Foxconn, Ginko Ventures, Mistletoe and others. "Enevo’s team has made its global vision a reality with focused execution and smart waste logistics systems already running from the U.S. to Japan," noted Jean-Francois ‘Janne’ Baril, Founder and Managing Partner at Ginko Ventures. "This is in full alignment with the type of company that Ginko is passionately seeking to back. IoT will transform many industries, and Enevo’s plug-and-play solution and frictionless business model are truly changing the waste management industry."

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