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Schneider and Edmundson open smart charging training centres

Steve Rogerson
July 30, 2019



Schneider Electric has collaborated with Edmundson Electrical to open four electric vehicle (EV) centres of excellence in the UK to develop expertise around smart, interoperable EV charging system to support contractors in meeting growing EV infrastructure and energy demands.
 
French energy management company Schneider Electric has collaborated with UK-based Edmundson Electrical to open four EV centres of excellence in Manchester, West Bromwich, Glasgow and Twickenham. They aim to develop expertise around smart, interoperable EV charging systems. This will support contractors in meeting growing EV infrastructure and energy demands.
 
“With the growth of low emission vehicles across the UK, we need to have the best possible knowledge base,” said Andrew Fawcett, business development manager at Edmundson Electrical. “Investing in the creation of excellence centres with Schneider Electric means we can utilise their knowledge to ensure we can help our contractors develop new skills, broaden our customer base and improve standards.”
 
Since 2015, the number of ultra-low emission vehicles has quadrupled. As the market continues its rapid growth, the demand for EV energy management system knowledge will increase. As EV charging systems scale in size and complexity, the opening of the centres will enable Edmundson Electrical and Schneider to deliver expertise, training and support to the UK EV charging installation market.
 
“Edmundson has recognised the emergence of EVs in the UK and have reacted in the most positive way possible,” said Danny Winn, business unit director at Schneider Electric. “With this partnership, we can share our expertise and they can have a competitive advantage for the future. At Schneider Electric we are committed to making UK as energy efficient as possible. This partnership is another step in the right direction.”
 
Schneider Electric has a presence in more than 100 countries and specialises in power management, medium voltage, low voltage and secure power, and in automation systems.