Schneider Electric India Foundation (SEIF) – the social commitment arm of Schneider Electric India, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, revealed the inauguration of a world class Solar Lab in the capital city, as a part of its robust ongoing skilling mission. The project further strengthens the organisation’s commitment towards supporting government of India in its efforts towards skilling the youth of the country for better employability in the Smart City era. The solar lab project will be part of New Delhi Municipal Council’s (NDMC) Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) Smart City Center, and will be educating youth on various facets of renewable energy sector in India, particularly solar.
The inauguration was marked by the visit of H.E. Brune Poirson, Minister of State for Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France, in the presence of Naresh Kumar, Chairman, NDMC. Poirson is on a state visit as a part of the French delegation of Ministers visiting the country along with President of France.
Venkat Garimella, Vice- President, CSR & Energy Efficiency, Schneider Electric, said, “At Schneider, we believe that access to sustainable energy is a basic human right. Considering the growing climate concerns, renewable energy is becoming a key source of energy generation world-wide. Today, lack of trained resources with relevant knowledge to construct and operate solar plants is a challenge within India’s workforce. This skill gap is increasingly seen as a barrier to realise the country’s renewable energy target of 175 GW by 2022, with 100 GW expected to come alone from solar power. This leads to the need of right skill sets in the renewable energy sector. At Schneider Electric the commitment to promote and provide access to safe and clean energy is at the core of its business philosophy.”