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Schneider Electric Canada wins VIATEC Technology Company of the Year Award

July 14, 2016 | By Rehana Begg

Mississauga, ON – Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management, received the Technology Company of the Year (50+ employees) award at the recent 2016 Victoria Innovation Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council (VIATEC) Technology Awards show in Victoria, B.C.

The annual VIATEC Technology Awards is B.C.’s largest and most elaborate technology sector awards show and celebrates the achievements of technology companies and individuals in the Greater Victoria area. The awards recognize established local companies that form the foundation of the local $4 billion technology sector. These firms continue to grow but also give back to the community by acting as mentors, advisors and cheerleaders for other up-and-coming tech companies.

This year’s winner, the Schneider Electric Global Power Solutions team, is located within Schneider Electric’s R&D centre for power metering hardware and software in Victoria, B.C. The award recognizes its ongoing commitment and hard work in developing innovative power and energy measurement and management solutions that are not only market leaders in Canada, but well received globally — including the PM8000 Energy Meter, which was last year’s winner of the VIATEC Innovative Excellence Award.

“Schneider Electric’s offices in Greater Victoria are a shining example of what can be done from our shores,” noted Dan Gunn, CEO of VIATEC. “World class companies are being built here, and continue to thrive, grow and contribute to community. Companies such as Schneider Electric have played a significant role in helping us develop one of the world’s strongest tech communities, and we are richer for having them among us.”


Schneider Electric opened the Power and Energy Measurement and Monitoring Global R&D Centre in Victoria in 1983. Since then, the centre has designed and manufactured many global energy metering and management products. Combining design and manufacturing in one facility shortens Schneider Electric’s time to market, optimizing the project design life cycle and encouraging innovation.

“We are honoured to receive the Technology Company of the Year award from VIATEC. This award highlights our contributions to our local technology industry and to the power and energy market in Canada and globally,” said Jennifer Jacques, Plant Manager, Schneider Electric Canada. “This award underscores our success, highlights the hard work of our great team in Victoria, and reaffirms our commitment to helping our customers solve their energy efficiency issues.”

Learn more about our Power and Energy solutions at the Schneider Electric website.


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