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Schneider Electric Egypt donated two Water of the Sun Solutions to El Heiz Village – Bahariya Oasis

  • Installing Water of the Sun solution for two wells converting energy source from fossil fuel (diesel) to clean sustainable renewable energy
  • Operating two water wells with solar system will help planting around 140 Feddans
  • Providing Solar Speed Drive (Altivar 312) at the Water Desalination Plant in El-Heiz village to ensure effective and stable performance for drinking water supply
  • Implementing Water of the Sun solution is expected to reduce CO2 emission by almost 38 Tons annually
Cairo - December 20th, 2018 – Schneider Electric Egypt, under a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding with Egyptian NGO - Towa Association is inaugurating its Water of the Sun energy system at El Heiz village in Bahariya Oasis for two wells (Bir Sherif and Bir Ain Gomaa), which supplies sufficient water for irrigation with a cleaner renewable energy source.

As part of Schneider Electric’s sustainable development and Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, the project was aimed to serve a main objective of providing the inhabitants of El-Heiz community with two solar powered wells to cultivate around 140 Feddans. Accordingly, this will help in reducing the company carbon foot print (CO2 emission) by almost 38 tons annually resulting from replacing the diesel-powered pumps.

“At Schneider Electric, we believe access to energy a basic human right. Having such a project is expected to provide a lifeline and a source of income for around 28 families whose main source of income is cultivation. Subsequently, drawing investors’ interest to the area,” said Walid Sheta, Cluster President North East Africa & Levant.

Integrating Schneider Electric’s Ecostruxure solution allows sustaining the performance through real-time monitoring to electricity generation and water production.

In addition to the two Water of the Sun solutions, Schneider Electric has donated its cost-effective Altivar 312 Solar Speed Drive at the Water Desalination Plant in El-Heiz village. The speed drive is designed to help ensure sufficient and constant supply of drinking water to people with limited or no access to electrical grids. It also generates eight-fold increase in water supply to the area.

Schneider Electric believes in the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility, and the right for everyone to have access to reliable, safe, efficient, and sustainable energy.

As a proof to our commitment, the company is running programs around the globe to help get electricity to people in need. We also contribute to poverty alleviation and environmental protection by developing innovative, inclusive and sustainable business models, added Walid Sheta.

The project provides training for selected local inhabitants in El-Heiz on how to deal with these integrated solutions’ operation and troubleshooting.

The company placed a Demo-Kit for Water of the Sun solution at the Water Education center in El-Heiz to educate inhabitants on technical operations of the solutions.

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