Schneider Electric 'Innovation Hub on Wheels' makes Oman stop

Schneider Electric 'Innovation Hub on Wheels' makes Oman stop
Oman’s organisations are investing heavily in IoT innovations that can enable smart utilities.
Published: 19 March 2018 - 8:48 a.m.
By: David Ndichu

Schneider Electric has launched its mobile innovation platform in Oman.

The Innovation Hub on Wheels showcases 17 Internet of Things use cases for Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure architecture and platform, covering the segments of building, transportation, water and waste water, oil and gas, utilities, and data centre. Smart meters, remote terminal units, and advanced distribution management systems can be combined to provide flexible and scalable platforms for smart utilities.

In support of the Oman Vision 2020 nationwide transformation agenda, Oman’s utilities providers are investing heavily in IoT innovations that can enable smart utilities. Showing the strong market opportunity, TechSci Research predicting the GCC’s smart grids market to triple to USD 1.7 billion by 2026.

“In the face of Oman’s urbanisation, digitisation, and industrialisation, utilities are modernising their technology infrastructure,” said Hanan Darwish, cluster president, Gulf and Pakistan, Schneider Electric. “We are working closely across Oman’s energy spectrum to drive Smart Grids and smart cities – from driving renewable energy production, to identifying leaking pipes, and supporting more energy-efficient smart buildings.”

The Innovation Hub on Wheels had its regional debut in Dubai in November last year.


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