Council partners with Schneider Electric for power infrastructure service

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Tuesday, 09 July, 2024

Council partners with Schneider Electric for power infrastructure service

Schneider Electric has been selected to support Greater Shepparton City Council’s (GSCC) transition from a CAPEX model to a fully managed service over the next four years, to help provide more reliable energy through a 24/7 maintenance service.

The new agreement will see GSCC replace its traditional CAPEX model and its challenges, including unpredictable costs and high OPEX charges, with a recurring service solution where Schneider Electric oversees the assets in place over their life cycle.

Schneider Electric said that by implementing a fully managed, digitally enabled and tailored solution, GSCC will move to a predictable, cost-efficient service overseen by a dedicated Schneider Electric customer success manager. The role of the customer success manager is to advise, monitor and solve future issues before they arise, saving costs and power supply interruptions that may impact day-to-day operations.

Uninterruptible power supply is essential to GSCC’s operations to ensure the council’s services have access to continuous power to operate, despite outages, power surges or other possible interruptions. Through the partnership, the operational responsibility of maintaining and overseeing these assets will be assumed by Schneider Electric. This will enable the GSCC to free up its employees’ time to focus on core business outcomes that ultimately serve residents and other stakeholders of the council. In addition, with a more reliable flow of energy to critical assets, GSCC can provide better access to services.

“Thanks to this partnership with Schneider Electric, we can prioritise activities and resources to help Council thrive — which will ultimately help us focus on moving the needle for our wider community,” said GSCC’s Director of Corporate Services, Chris Teitzel.

“We are excited to work with Greater Shepparton City Council and offer a modern approach to maintaining infrastructure and systems, without worrying about capital expenditure and power supply disruptions,” added Schneider Electric’s Vice President of Power Systems and Services, James Hunt. “This new partnership demonstrates Schneider Electric’s commitment to building innovative solutions to help customers meet their business goals for sustainability and efficiency.”

While the as-a-service model is becoming increasingly common globally, Secure Power as a Service is a tailored offering from Schneider Electric, and GSCC is leading the way for local government adoption.

Image credit: Greater Shepparton City Council.

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