Just like every other industrial enterprise, the Hershey Company's candy manufacturing plant in Stuarts Draft, VA, needs electrical power. Unlike many other enterprises, plant management has taken a proactive approach to its power usage. In the late 1990s, due to a plant expansion, Hershey's corporate engineering arm decided to bring on a power monitoring and control system. Since then, the benefits of that decision,utilizing Square D Powerlogic products from Schneider Electric, have gone far beyond analysis of power usage and quality and a better understanding of how the electrical distribution system is functioning at any given time.
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