Schneider Electric, South Sinai to Transform Sharm El-Sheikh into First Green City in Egypt

Schneider Electric, South Sinai to Transform Sharm El-Sheikh into First Green City in Egypt

Schneider Electric signs a cooperation agreement with South Sinai Governorate to put into effect several initiatives on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), which will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh in November, Invest-Gate reports.

The step falls in line with the government’s strategy to carry out its climate agenda and achieve sustainability.

Under the agreement, both parties will roll out several initiatives, in collaboration with Schneider Electric’s Sustainability Hub leading these efforts, along with “The Green Challenge” competition for students of King Salman International University in South Sinai, an environmental conservation initiative and Schneider EVlink Charging Stations for electric cars, to be installed across the governorate.

Major General Khaled Fouda, Governor of South Sinai, says that the governorate is fully prepared to support all ideas and carry through projects that will further reinforce Egypt’s stance on the international map during COP27.

“There is cohesion between all ministries and state agencies to implement projects that will transform Sharm El-Sheikh into a sustainable environmental model in collaboration with Schneider Electric. This is the latest in a series of initiatives and activities undertaken by the governorate in cooperation with Schneider Electric to provide sustainable energy solutions and support local communities in the governorate,” Fouda adds.

“The move comes in line with the company’s strategy to achieve environmental sustainability and provide access to energy; by introducing innovative solutions to conserve the environment, empower local communities through energy solutions, enable them to achieve their development goals and evade collateral damage on the climate,” Sebastien Riez, Cluster President of Schneider Electric Northeast Africa & Levant, comments.

Fouad Zayed, Digital Energy Management and EcoStruxure Vice President, Schneider Electric North East Africa and Levant, points out that the new initiatives agreed upon with the governorate can contribute to reducing carbon emissions and even more to protect the environment.

Zayed notes that Schneider Electric solutions work towards optimizing energy use and expanding in using clean energy sources. “This was evident in the cooperation with the governorate to extract well water, pump water using solar energy, and provide renewable energy to remote areas, among others.

It is worth mentioning that Schneider Electric will partake in the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27, through the Green Zone. The dedicated pavilion will give conference visitors and participants the chance to learn about the company’s diverse and advanced technological solutions and its efforts in sustainability.

In addition, the pavilion will act as a simulation of the company’s Sustainability Hub, which showcases Schneider Electric solutions and services in detail.



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