Schneider Electric to provide energy management solutions in Saudi’s AlUla

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Schneider_RCU partnership for AlUla

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, to provide state-of-the-art technology in AlUla.

Schneider Electric will share its expertise on the most advanced technologies and innovative energy management solutions that can be harmoniously integrated within the living environment of AlUla, leading the way for more sustainable tourism. This could include everything from renewable energy and power distribution to smart microgrids, intelligent buildings, data centers and electric mobility infrastructure.

Schneider Electric will become a key contributor in AlUla’s development lifecycle, working closely with RCU on advanced technology and solutions design through to implementation and maintenance across the world-class hotels, museums, residential buildings, and infrastructure that will be built.

Schneider Electric will also provide capacity building to RCU, working closely to share knowledge and expertise with the local community on the latest and smartest energy-efficiency products and software.

Both parties will use their joint resources and expertise to build a robust technology ecosystem focused on sustainability, digitalization, and energy efficiency. These efforts will contribute to transforming AlUla into a sustainable archaeological and cultural tourism destination in line with Saudi Vision 2030.

Mohamed Shaheen_Schneider_RCU partnership
Mohamed Shaheen
Cluster President Saudi Arabia
Schneider Electric

“We are pleased to sign this agreement with RCU which is symbolic of our mission to build hyper-effective partnerships that contribute to a more electric, digital and sustainable world. By deploying the latest software and technologies, Schneider Electric and RCU will work to make the Kingdom’s fast-growing tourism industry not only more resilient, energy-efficient and cost-effective but greener and cleaner for generations to come. This is a milestone that will promote greater collaboration, will localize innovation, boost capacity buildings and bring innovations and proven technologies for RCU to realize its masterplan for AlUla.”

The agreement was concluded during the Schneider Electric Innovation Summit Saudi Arabia 2023 in Riyadh. It was signed by Mr. Mohammad Shaheen Cluster President of Schneider Electric KSA and Mr. Lawrence Eta, VP for Digital & Analytics from RCU and witnessed by Schneider Electric’s Global Chairman, Mr. Jean-Pascal Tricoire, alongside senior figures from both parties.

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