Published — Saturday 18 January 2014
Last update 18 January 2014 12:13 am
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and winner of the 2012 Zayed Future Energy Prize in the category of Large Corporations for leading efforts in renewable energy and sustainability, will showcase its integrated Smart City solutions at the seventh World Future Energy Summit that runs from Jan. 20-22 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi.
Dubai’s announcement by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, of plans to transform the emirate into one of the world’s most connected and sustainable “Smart Cities” — in time for Expo 2020 has resulted in energy leaders like Schneider Electric eyeing 2014 as the Year of the Smart City.
Schneider Electric will provide visitors with a glimpse of how its solutions will help create the cities of the future. The smart technology solutions will enable Schneider Electric’s clients to save up to 30 percent in energy consumption, including a 15 percent reduction in water use.
Schneider Electric will also feature dedicated sections showcasing solar solutions, energy performance services, energy operations, weather sentry and other critical energy efficiency solutions for diverse verticals with representatives on hand to walk visitors through the various offerings, and address any questions.
vA walk-through display of the Energy University, the company’s online training and education portal, and a series of speaking sessions by senior Schneider Electric executives at the WFES conference will further highlight Schneider Electric’s participation in WFES.
Benoit Dubarle, country president, the UAE, Oman and Pakistan, Schneider Electric, said: “This is going to be an important WFES for our entire industry. The purpose of our presence at the WFES 2014 is to educate people about the benefits of living in a smart city for the individual and for the environment as well.”