by TINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SCHNEIDER Electric has called for rapid deployment of smart grids to accelerate energy transition.
The urgent call comes as world leaders gather at COP28 in Dubai, to accelerate climate action while at the same time, key players in the electric power industry meet at Enlit Europe 2023 in Paris, France, to discuss transformative solutions for Europe’s electricity systems.
Schneider Electric’s experts attending Enlit Europe 2023 argue the outdated grid infrastructure is holding back the energy transition and propose that increased network automation on smart grids run by smart electric utility companies can shape the future of a low-carbon energy sector.
“The real challenge of the energy transition is increasing network output and efficiency, doing that in the right way by connecting more renewables to the grid, and ensuring emissions don’t rise in parallel,” said Frederic Godemel, executive vice president of the Power Systems and Services division at Schneider Electric.
“We simply aren’t moving fast enough toward the flexible, digitalised electricity grids to enable this, despite already having the connected equipment and software technologies to do so. Government and industry leaders should respond to this call to action: upgrade or risk failing to meet our net zero goals.”
At Enlit 2023, Schneider Electric is unveiling new innovations said to enable electric utility companies to deploy agile grid digitalisation and offer better collaboration between all actors in the electricity value chain.
– CAJ News