Schneider Electric seeks to boost energy management capacity

A global energy management company, Schneider Electric, has initiated a new and expanded edition of its Go Green in the City business case challenge that has run successfully for three years.

 A statement on Wednesday described the international initiative as a competition aimed at supporting energy management for more sustainable cities through innovation.

The competition is open for participation by students in tertiary institutions across the world.

With Go Green in the City, Schneider Electric said it would be bringing together and sharing its extensive knowledge on sustainable energy with students, who are future engineers and managers of energy.

Using innovative case studies, it said it would show the students that the world was currently at a critical stage where all must look for effective and innovative ways of reducing energy consumption, for both economic and environmental reasons.

The Communications Manager, Schneider Electric Nigeria, Mrs. Anne Ezeh, said the entry for the fourth edition of the competition opened on November 15, 2013 and would run till February 15, 2014.

Those eligible, according to her, are undergraduate and postgraduate students in business and engineering as well as MBA students from all over the world.

She said that each contestant must belong to a two-member team, one of which must be a female.

Ezeh said, “This competition embodies Schneider Electric’s desire to raise the younger generation’s awareness of the challenges facing the energy sector. Schneider Electric also wants to encourage an interaction between the students and its employees.

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