Schneider Electric?s Skolkovo RandD center idea, 18 months in the making, finally takes shape

Schneider Electric?s Skolkovo RandD center idea, 18 months in the making, finally takes shapeSchneider Electric, a Paris-based global expert in energy management, is opening its own RandD center in Skolkovo 18 months after it first aired the plans.

Schneider Electric, a Paris-based global expert in energy management, is opening its own R&D center in Skolkovo, the government-sponsored innovation hub still under construction just outside Moscow. The French company announced the planned center and received residency status in Skolkovo 18 months ago. Under the terms of a cooperation agreement inked between Schneider Electric and the Skolkovo Foundation, the new center will be established in Skolkovo?s Eco-Office energy efficient building, reported East-West Digital News, the first English-language resource covering developments in Russia?s digital industries. It will focus on the development of advanced energy distribution control systems for smart electrical grids. Another focal area will be the creation of control systems for multipurpose stand-alone generators and pipelines, as well as the adaptation of Schneider Electric solutions to the Russian environment. The Eco-Office will also be upgraded, with all of its engineering systems integrated in a single intelligent control system, a Schneider Electric solution...