Schneider Electric updates Wiser Energy Center, debuts sockets made from recycled ocean plastic

Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric revealed its latest innovations for the home at CES 2022 including the first sockets and switches in the industry made from ocean materials and new enhancements to the award-winning Wiser Energy Center.

The latest generation of the Wiser Energy Center, anchored by the Square D Energy Center in the U.S., gives consumers full control over how energy is produced, stored and distributed in their homes. This new generation of home electrical panel controls the energy needs of connected devices from one place, and with the help of AI-enabled algorithms, transforms homes from smart to smart and sustainable. They can also switch from utility to alternative power sources – including battery, solar, or generators – to enhance energy resiliency, optimize energy usage and reduce costs.

New features allow you to optimize non-utility energy resources in the event of an outage, and new functionality creates a virtual critical load panel for each backup power source. A connected relay device that enables homeowners to see, monitor and control their home energy at the individual circuit level, all from the Wiser Energy app. Monitoring and control capability of Energy Center allows homeowners to reduce their home’s energy consumption and electrical heating/cooling costs by up to 50%.

Customers in select markets are now able to contribute to the reduction of ocean pollution by choosing sustainable products – including switches, sockets and frames – without compromising on durability and style. The product range includes a switch made from polyamide fishing nets, collected off the coast of India and the Arabian sea and features the Ocean Plastic Logo.

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