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Groundbreaking Resilience Plan Wins Project of the Year in E+E Leader Awards

Jersey City's landmark plan for climate resilience, in collaboration with Schneider Electric, earns top honors in the Environment + Energy Leader Awards program

Jersey City, NJ was celebrated today with the prestigious Top Project of the Year Award in the Environment + Energy Leader (E+E) Awards program for its comprehensive Energy Savings Improvement Plan (ESIP). This transformational project was completed in partnership with Schneider Electric.

The E+E Leader Awards program celebrates exceptional energy and sustainability achievements in projects and products that deliver significant environmental benefits. This accolade underscores the commitment to innovation and sustainability demonstrated by both Jersey City and Schneider Electric. Sarah Roberts, Co-President of E+E Leader, emphasized the rigorous selection process for the awards, stating, "This year’s entrants had to surpass an exceptionally high bar to qualify for an award, thanks to a seasoned and discerning judging panel as well as stringent judging criteria."

Jersey City's Commitment to Climate Resilience

Jersey City’s ESIP, initiated in June 2022, sets a new standard in the US for municipal resilience and climate action amidst ongoing climate change challenges. Key elements include:

  • the installation of resilient energy infrastructure including solar power, battery storage and backup generation
  • transitioning the city’s sanitation fleet to electric vehicles
  • the nation’s first self-sustaining municipal microgrid.

Schneider Electric has collaborated closely with Jersey City to execute the comprehensive plan throughout the city, proving their expertise in enhancing municipal resilience and sustainability. The ESIP is projected to reduce energy costs by $13 million over the next 20 years. These efforts will also provide Jersey City's residents and government with uninterrupted access to critical city services, even during extended power outages or fuel shortages. Read the full story of the project here.

Creating Sustainable Infrastructure for All

This prestigious award underscores Schneider Electric's dedication to creating a sustainable future and reinforces the critical role that innovative energy management solutions play in addressing the challenges posed by climate change.

Tammy Fulop, Vice President, Sustainability Business at Schneider Electric, expressed her gratitude for the recognition: "We are thrilled to be recognized for our work by E+E Leaders for the fourth consecutive year. This award is a testament to our ongoing commitment to creating innovative, energy-efficient, and resilient solutions for the public sector. We are proud to have partnered with Jersey City in setting the standard for municipal resilience and climate action."

Jersey City is one of hundreds of municipalities that Schneider Electric has worked with across the country to reach their modernization, resiliency, and sustainability goals. Read more stories here.

More about the Environment + Energy Leader Awards

For over a decade, the Environment + Energy Leader Awards have celebrated excellence in the world of environmental, sustainability and energy management. Award recipients are acknowledged as industry leaders, and featuring a Top Project or Top Product of the Year Award badge signifies their outstanding contributions. Companies seeking sustainable and energy management solutions trust that E+E Product of the Year Award winners offer a comprehensive array of vetted products to guide their decision-making. Project of the Year Award winners exemplify how sustainability and energy management projects can successfully enhance the profitability of other companies.