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Schneider Electric welcomes new EVP of Digital Energy

25th June 2021
Lanna Deamer

Schneider Electric has appointed Luis D’Acosta as the new Executive Vice President of its Digital Energy global business starting 1st July, 2021.

Luis will be based out of Boston and takes over the position from Laurent Bataille, who was appointed Executive Vice President, France Operations, and Member of the Executive Committee.

Power digitalisation plays a foundational role in energy management to achieve reliability and quality, efficiency, cost savings and path to sustainability. It turns data into business value by using technology and analytics to support better decision-making, generating intelligent automation and control of operations; from the electrical grid infrastructures and critical facilities, to the buildings where we spend most of our lives.

In his new role, Luis will be responsible for accelerating the digitalisation of power networks and systems across the entire energy landscape through EcoStruxure, an IoT-enabled architecture and platform that embraces advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cyber security.

He will also oversee building segments which encompasses dedicated strategic account executives and solution architects addressing the needs of global design firms and customers in healthcare, commercial real estate, retail, and hospitality.

"Schneider Electric is helping companies prepare for an all-electric, all-digital world," said Luis D’Acosta, Executive Vice President, Digital Energy Division, Schneider Electric. “Today buildings are responsible for 40% of global CO2 emissions, which presents an enormous opportunity to rethink how we design, build, operate and maintain our global infrastructure.

"With an increased focus on occupant well-being and increasing regulatory pressure, there has never been a more critical time to invest in building management. I’m looking forward to bringing my years of experience in grid management and resiliency to this space as Schneider Electric continues to push the envelope on what’s possible for buildings of the future.”

Luis joined Schneider Electric in 2018 as Vice President of Energy Digital Solutions NA where he led the Digital Grid Services division. During this time, he oversaw the development and deployment of software solutions to digitise utilities around the world.

As an electrical engineer with over 25 years of experience in the electric power industry, Luis has diverse experience in deploying solutions for generation, transmission, distribution, and industrial systems. Luis came to Schneider Electric from Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, where he reached the position of CEO. He also held various positions at ABB and was on the Board of multiple organisations such as Auto Grid and Alpines.

Luis holds an MBA and Master’s in Business Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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