'Key players in the Saudi market using advanced connected energy efficiency solutions'


Saudi Gazette

— The global tendency the world is currently witnessing is in power saving technology. In this regard, Schneider Electric has launched its newly advanced connected platform “EcoStruxure” which is IoT-enabled, plug-and-play, open, interoperable architecture and platform that serves different types of buildings and segments i.e. homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.

EcoStruxure delivers Innovation at Every Level from connected products to edge control, and apps, analytics and services, on 6 domains of expertise — Power, IT, Building, Machine, Plant and Grid — delivering enhanced value around safety, reliability, operational efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity. The platform delivers the real promise of Internet of Things: connectivity that turns data into operational and energy efficiency across all levels of an enterprise.

Schneider-Electric Saudi Arabia has cooperated with key players in different sectors to adopt this new technology which can help customers whether they own a house, hotel, or hospital reduce their energy consumption up to 30%, enhance their operational efficiency and help the people to be more engaged, productive, comfortable and safe. To shed some light on that platform, its mechanism, and the value proposition it taps, Saudi Gazette met with Najib Al- Naim, cluster president, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia & Yemen.

“Energy consumption will increase 50% by 2050 due to urbanization, industrialization, and digitization. There is 82% untapped potential for energy efficiency in building and 50% in industry. IoT, connectivity and software are changing the world. By 2020, we’ll have 30 billion connected things and the number of connected devices will be 10 times the number of connected people,” he said

These destructive trends are impacting on energy efficiency and operation. EcoStruxure 3 layers of innovation delivers collaborative Smart Building IoT platform that is designed to realize the exciting opportunities in front of us. EcoStruxure provides easier connectivity for devices, seamless integration with different systems for different segments, fully IP digital backbone, scalable to any building size and easier connectivity to the cloud so full building operation and control within the fingertips of people smart phones and tablets.

“With up to 30% energy efficiency, 25% less unscheduled maintenance and 15% improved space utilization, EcoStruxure unlocks the true value of your building by increasing the value of your space, increasing the loyalty of your guest and patients and the productivity of your employees,” he said.

After serving 1 million buildings globally, with more than 1.5 million assets connected and more than 21,000 partners in our ecosystem, Schneider Electric is proudly promoting EcoStruxure innovative platform in the Kingdom. It has decided to have a stronger presence in the Kingdom, he said, adding, “We have excellent engagement with key players in the Saudi market in different industries such as: Key healthcare entities. We are also very willing to have a great participation in smart cities in the Kingdom. The Kingdom has been very quick — as part of its Vision 2030 — in adopting latest technologies for several purposes including energy management.”

Al- Naim stressed that Schneider Electric Saudi Arabia has decided to promote education about this platform. “It is education and introduction to these solutions that can help the buildings through increasing awareness among different types of consumers of the benefits they can get if they start to save energy. This will be noticed and seen from the first 18 to 24 months after using the system.”