By Oscarline Onwuemenyi
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has announced the debut of Energy University, a free, vendor-neutral, online educational community that provides the fundamentals needed to implement successful energy efficient solutions scaling various applications.
The courses are designed to support anyone involved in the decision-making, management, planning, design, or construction of a space impacted by energy industry; providing expertise to address efficiency issues and apply simple, safe, reliable and cost effective measures.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Marcel Hochet, Country President, Schneider Electric Nigeria said,
“As the leader in energy management, our company believes that there is a significant opportunity for sustainable energy savings that is not addressed by industry and consumers today.
‘People and organisations are interested in saving energy and reducing their energy costs, they just don’t know how. Through Energy University, we expect to enable anyone to better understand and act on these opportunities to do more with less.’
Mr. Hochet further explained that, “Energy University will reduce complexity and raise awareness by providing global users easy access to practical education on all aspects of energy management”.
Speaking further, the Communications Manager, Schneider Electric Nigeria, Ms Anne Ezeh, stated that, “Awareness, knowledge and education are the key to helping companies and users discover the significant energy savings that are possible today.”
According to her, “Energy University’s primary mission is to provide users with free expert knowledge of various topics to enable them implement energy-efficient solutions in every facet of their lives- work, home, business or industry.”
Energy University offers courses which are product-agnostic and focus on the critical concepts and best practices necessary to achieve a high degree of energy management. Academic experts from all areas of Schneider Electric assist in the development and creation of the courses. As the demand for new technologies and knowledge increases, Energy University will be incorporating additional courses to the program.
Currently, more than 40 courses are offered, including Active Energy Efficiency using speed control ; Demand response and the Smart Grid; Distributed generation ; Energy Audits ; Energy Efficiency Fundamentals ; Energy Efficiency units and concepts.