Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, launched ‘EcoStruxure™ Rail’ to build a collaborative digital environment for a safe, efficient, reliable, and sustainable metro rail operation in India. The end-to-end digital solution also intends to significantly improve smart management, provide electrical safety, and improve energy efficiency by up to 25%. It will also enable efficiency planning services and safeguard system’s operations, increasing overall operational efficiency by up to 20% and lowering total cost of ownership by 15%.
The company’s advanced IoT-enabled EcoStruxure™ Rail platform is ideally placed to address the crucial challenges confronting the Indian metro-rail segment. It aids in the optimization of energy consumption using smart energy management solutions, integrating renewables, and braking energy recovery. Non-traction infrastructure is provided for by the advanced building management solutions. This platform has also assisted metro rail networks worldwide in four areas, power delivery, environmental control, communication, and services.
It also improves the resilience of the system in the event of a cybersecurity attack by offering solutions to prevent and detect intrusions at all levels. It enhances the smart management, electrical safety, and atmosphere of metro stations, as well as the operation of their systems, with solutions for, Traction Power, Signaling Power, Distribution Power, and Construction management.
The company has collaborated with world-leading tech companies such as RIB, ETAP, and AVEVA to accelerate digital transformation in the metro-rail market. These companies use their robust, Vendor agnostic software portfolio to apply the ‘Single Version of Reality’ paradigm over the entire cycle, resulting in a ‘Model Based Approach’. The organization aims to accomplish this by providing all users with a consistent and collaborative data flow across the entire lifecycle, from design to operation and maintenance. In this context, Ashutosh Shukla, Director, Transportation and Mobility, Schneider Electric India said, “Our partnership with AVEVA, ETAP, and RIB will further ensure seamless and collaborative data flow through the entire metro-rail lifecycle, from Design and Build to Operate and Maintain.”
He further elaborated, “The Indian government has fast-tracked sizeable metro-rail development projects to serve the demands for millions of people. The latest development has necessitated the creation of a design, planning, service, and construction strategy that drives energy efficiency. Our EcoStruxure™ for Rail solution aims to significantly improve operational efficiency, sustainability, asset performance, feasibility data, and employee productivity. This solution is targeted towards providing real-time awareness breaking silos, resulting in safe, comfortable, on-time operations, and effective passenger services into the Indian market.”
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