Schneider Electric, in partnership with the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority, unveiled smart utilities during UAE Innovation Month.
Hanan Darwish, cluster president – Gulf and Pakistan, Schneider Electric, said: “As the UAE urbanises, digitises, and industrialises, the country’s utilities providers are global leaders in supporting smart cities and smart grids to meet rising energy demand, drive energy efficiency, and new levels of connectivity to enhance the customer experience.”
As Schneider Electric’s Innovation Hub on Wheels toured Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah, visitors experienced 17 Internet of Things use cases on Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure architecture and platform.
Use cases covered the segments of building, transportation, water and waste water, oil and gas, utilities, and data centre.
Darwish added: “During UAE Innovation Month, we showed how we are working closely with the UAE’s utilities ecosystem to leverage the Internet of Things to drive innovation, cybersecurity, and renewable energy. The UAE is fast-becoming one of the world’s smartest, most innovative, and sustainable countries.”
According to a recent report by TechSci Research, with UAE utilities providers supporting smart cities and smart grids, the Gulf Cooperation Council’s smart grid market is set to triple to $1.7bn by 2026.