Kuala Lumpur (24 September 2013) – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, showcased solutions of energy and sustainability challenges during the launch of Xperience Efficiency 2013 at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur today.
The two day event brought together business, government and community leaders that round up to approximately 900 participants to engage, learn and drive change in today’s energy and sustainability challenges. Xperience Efficiency, the first global event series addressing efficiency issues, featured 12 breakout sessions with the latest energy related topics, and interactive displays on the latest integrated energy trends and alternative ways that will not only address the current energy challenges we face, but also transform the way we all work, learn, and play.
“Xperience Efficiency is a unique experience for everyone to see the future of energy management and green technology, all in one place. This event engaged key players, organisations and the Malaysian government in highlighting our nation’s energy dilemma and shared solutions to reduce energy cost and improve energy efficiency altogether,” said Peter Cave, Malaysia Country President of Schneider Electric.
Participants witnessed a spread of innovative solutions, centered on Schneider Electric’s concept of Smart City. Positioned as an integrated system aimed to deliver efficiency, liveability and sustainability, Smart City will transform all facets of the urban landscape. As demonstrated at the Xperience Efficiency, the virtuous cycle of the system begins from infrastructure development to improvement of public services and creates a better, more liveable place for its community.
In supporting Malaysia’s socio-economic growth trajectory towards becoming a high income nation by 2020, Schneider Electric and Xperience Efficiency introduced Smart City as an alternative and long-term solution to energy problems, in particular the continuous fuel price hike and a recent plan of government to increase electricity tariffs.
“As we all know, energy is the foundation that supports and spurs the socio-economic development of a country. Development is not possible without energy, and sustainable development is not possible without sustainable energy. Having said that, one way of reducing energy consumption is to design buildings which are more economical in their use of energy for heating, lighting, cooling, ventilation and hot water supply. While, every city is faced with similar challenges but the priorities will vary. In one city, electricity will be a short-term priority because of power blackouts; in another, electricity will be a mid-term one because of rising costs. But there is one ambition: to make every city smarter,” added Peter Cave.
Designed to bring together customers and partners to collaborate and educate on energy management issues, Xperience Efficiency offers solutions to everyone regardless of whether you work for a Fortune 500 company, oversee critical city infrastructure, or manage buildings.
Xperience Efficiency 2013 kicked-off in June in Washington, D.C. with events in France, United States, China, Colombia, Brazil, Russia and now East Asia including Malaysia, to collaborate and share knowledge with customers, partners, industry thought leaders and governments on how to solve today’s energy and sustainability challenges.