Top 10 Global Innovations: Schneider Electric’s SF6-free Switchgear Wins ICEF Recognition

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The company received the recognition for its new SM AirSeT medium voltage switchgear, which uses pure air instead of the industry-standard SF6 greenhouse gas commonly used for grid and industrial electrical installations

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 15, 2020 /CNW/ – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has been recognized by the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF) for its new SM AirSeT switchgear, a green and digital medium voltage technology. The company’s innovation makes it possible to end reliance on the now-standard sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) greenhouse gas commonly contained in electrical equipment used to power the grid and industrial electrical installations.  
ICEF brings the world’s best minds together to solve the 21st century’s greatest environmental challenges through technological innovation. Its Top 10 Innovations highlights the most notable among recent innovative developments in energy and climate change mitigation.
“We are honored to be recognized among such excellent institutions as MIT and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for making great strides toward global decarbonization. With our new SF6-free switchgear technology that replaces a commonly used greenhouse gas with pure air, we’ve unlocked a key pathway for building far greener grids and eco-friendly industrial electricity systems,” said Frederic Godemel, Executive …

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