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Schneider Electric Names Lance Haines Microgrid CTO in North America

By District Energy posted 10-08-2020 10:52


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 Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced that Lance Haines will assume the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the company's Microgrid segment in North America, driving consistent product and technology roadmaps that enable sustainable, reliable and scalable microgrid solutions. Haines succeeds Andy Haun, the company's first Microgrid CTO for North America, following his retirement this Spring. Haines will help the company continue to meet demand for more innovative microgrid systems to alleviate the complexity that has slowed the adoption of microgrids.

In his role, Haines will lead the development and execution of Schneider Electric's microgrid technology roadmap to support the maturity of microgrids, oversee its integration with the company's broader EcoStruxure platform, drive rapid innovation for customers and contribute to Schneider Electric's leadership in solutions for the new energy landscape. Haines will focus on democratizing microgrids, leveraging the development of new technologies and software solutions to make microgrids easier to integrate and deploy for businesses and municipalities at all sizes. 

"Microgrids are critical today for a more resilient and sustainable power grid. We have been at the forefront of the modern microgrid in large part due to our technology strategy and vision to adapt microgrids to the evolving needs for our large customer set," said Mark Feasel, President of Smart Grids at Schneider Electric. "As CTO, Lance will ensure that Schneider Electric continues to be synonymous with innovation in microgrids, driving new approaches mapped directly to the trends and challenges we're seeing in the electricity market and from our customers."

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