Digital energy multinational, Schneider Electric, has reiterated its commitment to sustainable energy by sharing approaches that provide resilient and clean energy globally.
The company, in a statement on Thursday, said the event microgrid was to address how industry experts, through software and technologies, we are making the digital and electric world a reality.
The event, which was held in the US, was graced by the Chief Executive Officer of Schneider Electric Group, Jean-Pascal Tricoire and top pioneer companies in the microgrid space.
It stated, “Organisations across the world can accelerate digital transformation by choosing the right technologies to achieve a wide range of sustainability goals like microgrids.”
Speaking with journalists on the company’s aim for upscaling the energy world, a microgrid expert at Schneider Electric, Teina Teibowei, mentioned that carbon emissions from the power sector in Nigeria reached around 11.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2020.
She said, “Existing technologies can reduce these emissions by 70 per cent and engineer a healthier energy world for humans across the world.”
According to her, with the recent sustainability dilemma facing the world, rapid transformations in technology across all sectors, and the tripled advancement of cars among others are technologies relied on.
She added that there was an ever-increasing demand for more energy than the 20th-century technology for technological power advancement.
The Regional Product Application Engineer of Schneider Electric, Babajide Ogunlesi, said the use of microgrids was essential in the resolution of the energy challenge in Nigeria.
Ogunlesi said, “By paving a sustainable path to electrification, the microgrid provides innovative energy solutions to drive cost-efficiency for homes and organisations.
A key point to note when building a microgrid, which is to start with a rightsized microgrid design to optimise cost efficiencies is that there is no one-size-fits-all microgrid.
“It is essential to right-size at the design phase of the microgrid for it to deliver measurable energy-cost efficiency. Factors to consider are the specific load to power, the load requirements at any given time and the demand sources.”