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Gartner acknowledges Schneider a leader in Magic Quadrant for ADMS – 2015
By Renée Francoeur
April 24, 2015 – For the second consecutive year, the Gartner Magic Quadrant—a source for competitive comparisons in the information technology industry—has named Schneider Electric a leader for Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS).
Additionally, in Gartner’s report for Critical Capabilities for Advanced Distribution Management Systems, Schneider Electric achieved the highest product score for the all three use cases: Improving Outage Response, Optimizing Grid Operation, and Managing DER Impacts
“We are thrilled by the recognition from a highly reputable organization like Gartner,” said Jean-Pascal Tricoire, chairman and CEO of Schneider Electric. “Both the Magic Quadrant and new Critical Capability reports demonstrate the evolution of the ADMS market and point to rising customer expectations for grid reliability and efficiency. We consider our position as a leader as a confirmation of our mission to offer utility customers the tools to manage growing demand and peak loads, integrate more renewable energy into the grid, and improve electricity quality and availability from control center to customer.”
Schneider Electric said it believes the recognition stems from the company “offering the highest number of ADMS functional components and to the company’s success in deploying these systems.”
Schneider Electric’s ADMS assists utilities in the analysis, operation, planning and optimization of power networks, according to the company. It includes analytical functions that claim to help utilities optimize network operations by offering proactive approaches to managing demand, enabling distributed energy resources and improving storm management processes.