Energy and automation digital solutions provider Schneider Electric announced that it is adding artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted advising to its energy and sustainability services offer. Schneider has made a significant investment in the new capabilities, aiming to provide client companies with insights and analysis into their energy and sustainability portfolios, and drive more efficient value and bottom-line impact in pursuit of climate change resilience and other resource-reduction related targets.

Steve Wilhite, Senior Vice President, Schneider Electric, said:

“We see tremendous opportunity to use the data and insights generated by organizations today to drive more than just operational benefits. This data, combined with the expertise of our global team, can significantly enhance how companies approach sustainability. A mind-plus-machine approach has already proven itself for applications in financial advising and traditional business consulting. We’ve found that collaborative intelligence produced by this newest class of technology, in conjunction with our world-class consultants, helps our clients create a sustainability-based competitive advantage.”

According to Schneider Electric, the service aims to optimize corporate resource consumption and reduction data during the dramatic worldwide energy and climate transition, addressing the data challenges faced by many companies that limit their sustainability approaches. The introduction of AI allows companies to get more value out of the data they produce and provides more accurate and efficient analysis as the foundation of an energy and sustainability strategy.

Wilhite added:

“This investment is the result of listening and responding to our client needs and capitalizing on cutting edge technologies. The result is an enhanced framework to help us address energy demand, resource efficiency and procurement on a level playing field, in a unified way for our customers. It also frees our team to connect differently with our clients. By automating our data processes and animating our clients’ results with advanced visualizations, decision-making is augmented and accelerated. Our teams lead our clients to faster, more innovative, and more sustainable solutions in this age of climate urgency, with a healthier bottom-line as a byproduct, and that’s a win-win for everyone.”