Steve Wilhite

Steve Wilhite

Steve Wilhite is the Senior Vice President of Energy & Sustainability Services for Schneider Electric. Steve joined Schneider Electric in 2011 through its acquisition of Summit Energy where he had been CEO and President since 2001. Since that time, his team has grown to become the largest buyer of energy in the world and currently manages more than $30 billion in energy spend for 4,500+ Schneider Electric clients around the world, in addition to providing sustainability-related services to the same client base. Prior to joining Summit, Steve provided consulting services to several Fortune 500 companies that compete in the deregulated retail energy industry. He also held a variety of leadership positions at FPL Energy Services, Duke-Louis Dreyfus and International Paper. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Wheaton College and a master’s degree from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. He enjoys spending time with family, golf and other outdoor activities, and generally quotes lines from the same six movies.

Schneider Electric Expands Renewable Services with Acquisition of Renewable Choice Energy

Today I am very pleased to announce that Schneider Electric Energy and Sustainability Services (ESS) has acquired Renewable Choice Energy, a leading global provider of clean energy services. In ESS,… Read more »

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Sustainable Comfort: How Hilton Gives Its Guests More by Using Less

Some people assume that sustainability and efficiency require sacrifice. In other words, using less means going without. However, energy and resource savings, and sacrifice don’t belong in the same sentence…. Read more »

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Your Energy Bill: From Mystery to Major Savings

I have more than 30 years of utility bills at home. Every invoice since I’ve been a property owner. And despite being in the energy industry for the same amount… Read more »

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The Right Renewable Energy Catch

When it comes to renewable energy, companies might feel a little like a contestant on “The Bachelor.” Like the lead on the popular reality-TV program in which one man (or… Read more »

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5 Simple Ways to… Become a Better Energy You?

It’s official: I saw Christmas decorations during my last trip to the grocery store, which means 2015 is coming to a close. (The painful reminder of the relentless push of… Read more »

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The Road from Energy Budget Accuracy to Expert Planning

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road’ll take you there.” This well-known maxim can be traced back to George Harrison’s classic “Any Road” or maybe even to Lewis… Read more »

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Avoiding the Hidden Pitfalls of Natural Gas Procurement

I’ll let you in on a secret: saving on natural gas under the current market conditions is relatively straightforward. Thanks to a precipitous (and ongoing) decline in US natural gas… Read more »

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Mastering Energy Data & Preparing to Act

A tradition unlike any other. An iconic phrase to describe an iconic golf tournament. Though it’s the youngest of the four majors, there’s something almost timeless about The Masters, which… Read more »

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5 Ws (+ 1 H): Successful Sustainability Reporting this Spring

With deference to my colleagues in the Southern Hemisphere, I’d like to formally welcome the return of spring! (Rossini, anyone?) After another brutal winter for parts of Europe, the U.S…. Read more »

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15 Energy Data Management Resolutions for 2015

Three weeks into the new year and there’s no shortage of articles on resolutions. Here, here, here and here are just a few interesting ones, though most of these are geared toward… Read more »

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