Schneider Electric releases new IoT solution

Schneider Electric has announced its new connected Easergy P5, part of the PowerLogic master range of intelligent devices, to meet the demanding energy needs of electricity companies in the Internet of Things (IoT) era.

The Easergy P5 has been engineered to provide protection and control of critical assets with an unparalleled digital experience. It unites a number of best-in-class features together in a single device. Network operators get best-in-class protection for demanding applications, with arc-flash protection and full cybersecurity, high reliability, and advanced connectivity in an easy-to-use device.

“In the fast changing world of energy management, customers expect reliability, safety, security, efficiency, and sustainability to answer to the challenges driven by new technologies, and new standards. The Easergy P5 offers all of that in one powerful protection relay, a real step forward for electrical network operators,” said Simon Mouat, Vice President of Power Systems at Schneider Electric.

Marcelo Carvalho, Business Development Manager, Automation, Schneider Electric said that Easergy P5 brings unprecedented connectivity, modularity, safety and an unmatched digital experience to power systems protection engineers and operators.

“With a high level of cyberscrutiy, Easergy P5 ensures that the most critical assets are protected from electrical and digital threats,” Carvalho said.

Sensors connected to the P5 enable powerful predictive maintenance of the switchgear when paired with EcoStruxure Asset Advisor. Thermal and humidity information identify problematic connections or environmental conditions that could be harmful to switchgear health.

Asset Advisor means operators only maintain when needed, saving time and costs. When maintenance is required, the P5 offers best-in-class safety with arc-flash protection to minimise exposure to dangerous conditions.

The Easergy P5 is part of EcoStruxure, Schneider Electric’s open, interoperable system architecture and platform, providing Connected Products, Edge Control, and Apps, Analytics and Services. Every byte of data from the connected switchgear to the EcoStruxure Asset Advisor is secured with end-to-end cybersecurity, reducing cyber risk and improving operational security.