Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management and automation, has completed the installation of a solar-powered water pumping system at two wells in the El-Hayez village in the El-Wahat El-Bahariya. The system provides clean water to grow 140 feddan and reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 38 tonnes per year.
Schneider Electric replaced the current solar-powered pump with a solar system to operate two water wells, the Sherif and Gomaa wells. The project aims to serve 28 families in El Hayez village, which relies on agriculture.
Walid Sheta, regional president of Schneider Electric in Egypt and North East Africa, said that access to energy is a basic right for everyone. “The project is expected to provide a lifeblood and source of income for some 28 households whose main income is based on agriculture, which will help attract investors to the region.”
The water pumping system is equipped with Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure technology, which ensures that performance is maintained through immediate monitoring of water production and pumping.
Schneider Electric has refurbished the control plant at the El-Hayez drinking water plant with its new Altivar 312 solar-powered engine, in order to help provide drinking water at a lower cost to individuals in areas with low or no electrical connections. The new system will also ensure an eightfold increase in water supply to the region.
“We are working to deliver reliable, safe, efficient, and sustainable energy to all,” Sheta said. “The company offers programmes to help secure electricity to people who need it, and to develop innovative solar networks to save energy in remote areas.”