Schneider Electric, a leading player in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, says it is leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) in to enhance the efficiency and profitability of businesses with its EcoStuxure platform
From Left: Obinna Uche, Services Director; Mojola Ola, Head, Building Business; Viviane Mike-Eze, Marketing Communication Manager; Ifeanyi Odoh, Head, Offer Marketing and Business Development
In a chat journalists on the side lines of the Power Nigeria Conference in Lagos in which Schneider Electric is a sponsor, Ifeanyi Odoh, Head, Offer Marketing and Business Development, said the company targets to be the industry leader in solar power in no distant future.
In a paper he presented at the conference titled, “Digital Micro-Grids Powering Commercial and Industrial Businesses”, Odoh demonstrated how smart micro-grids lead to enhanced efficiency and significant energy savings in businesses. He also showed to the audience how numerous off-grid communities are benefitting from Access to Energy with Schneider Electric solutions.
Schneider Electric says it has been providing energy management solutions to key markets across West Africa with 50 per cent of Nigeria’s transmission and distribution substations using its solutions to deliver safe and reliable power to homes and businesses.
“Solar is a major business of Schneider Electric and we are poised to be the industry leader in that respect. Our EcoStruxure solutions are leveraging the IoT in order to ensure efficiency and profitability. All our technology is driven to ensure that,” Udoh said.
According to the officials, the company generated a global turnover of €24.7 billion in 2017. They added that five percent of Schneider Electric’s revenue is dedicated to Research and Development which has enabled it consistently deliver top notch products to clients in line with the latest industry trends.
Schneider Electric’s Head, Building Business, Mojola Ola, said the company is at the forefront of automation solutions.
“We work with qualified partners to respond to the needs of the market, and promote local content by continuously transferring knowledge and expertise to local partners.
“We do a lot of businesses with hotels, real estate, and manufacturing among other sectors of the economy. Technology is affecting the way we do things and our products are connected and smart,” he stated.
Also speaking at the event, Schneider’s Service Director, Obinna Uche, said Schneider Electric operates in predictive mode to give customers a peace of mind.
“In terms of digitization, we are in the lead. Customers can get real time data as their plants or equipment are operating with Schneider Electric assets as well as with third-party assets. We also have excellent control over cyber security to prevent any form of intrusion into their system. Also, we are the only OEM in the electrical world that can boast of 100 per cent Nigerian service team,” he concluded.
Viviane Mike-Eze, Marketing Communication Manager, said Schneider Electric is committed to corporate social responsibility and local content development.
“Schneider Electric has placed a high focus on energy training in Nigeria. Our latest actions in the past two months were to sponsor the training of STEM girls with the Visiola Foundation in solar energy, rewarding the top students with a two-day discovery trip to Schneider Electric facilities and technology center. We have also donated electrical training equipment to the University of Ibadan with a continuous training of trainer program to ensure the equipment is put to good use.”