Schneider Electric is Scaling its eMobility Solutions Today for a Greener Singapore

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Discover insights into Schneider Electric’s initiatives in advancing Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure in the region.

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In the dynamic landscape of sustainable eMobility, Schneider Electric remains at the forefront, driving innovation and adaptability across Singapore. As the Cluster President for Singapore and Brunei, let me share my insights into Schneider Electric’s initiatives in advancing electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure in the region.

Q1: How does Schneider Electric tailor eMobility solutions in Singapore for various electric vehicle charging requirements across commercial, public, and residential areas?

Adaptability, scalability, and an unwavering commitment to enhancing user experience lie at the core of Schneider Electric’s eMobility solutions. In commercial settings, our approach centers on providing scalable and customizable charging infrastructure capable of meeting the varying needs of fleets, corporate campuses, and commercial properties. This entails high-power charging solutions such as the EVlink Pro AC, designed to facilitate swift charging for multiple vehicles, and our on-site load management solution EcoStruxure™ EV Charging Expert, which dynamically distributes real-time power in buildings to charge EVs while avoiding peak hours.

Within public spaces, our array of charging stations is tailored for diverse locations, spanning public parking facilities, retail hubs, and urban environments. These solutions prioritize user-friendliness and accessibility, incorporating advanced features such as payment systems and remote monitoring, enabling efficient management and seamless usage.

Residentially, we focus on delivering home charging solutions for individual homeowners, multi-tenant residences, and housing developments. Our suite of eMobility solutions for the home, including the EVlink Home Smart and the Wiser Home App, emphasizes compactness, ease of installation, seamless integration with home energy management systems, and, most importantly, intuitiveness.

Q2: How does Schneider Electric ensure seamless integration and scalability of eMobility solutions in Singapore’s infrastructure to accommodate future EV advancements?

We ensure scalability by providing smart charging infrastructure designed for effortless integration with existing electrical systems. Our EcoStruxure for eMobility solutions are open, standards-compliant, and service-ready. Our chargers, including the EVlink Pro AC, are designed with scalability in mind, and our premier load management system, EcoStruxure™ EV Charging Expert solution, addresses crucial load management challenges associated with increasing electricity demand in Singapore’s expanding eMobility landscape. We aim to deploy 20,000 new EV chargers by 2030 to support Singapore’s EV ambitions under the Singapore Green Plan 2030. We are proud to be a pivotal contributor to Singapore’s sustainable eMobility future.

Q3: What strategies does Schneider Electric employ to optimize Singapore’s grid and efficiently manage energy for sustainable eMobility infrastructure, minimizing environmental impact?

We address Singapore’s eMobility infrastructure challenges by leveraging digital innovations, such as EcoStruxure™ – our IoT-enabled, plug-and-play, open, interoperable architecture, and platform. For instance, using smart grid technologies (EcoStruxure™ Grid), we monitor and control energy distribution, seamlessly integrating EV charging without overloading the grid. Our advanced energy management systems (EcoStruxure™ Power) balance EV energy demands with renewable sources, reducing reliance on fossil fuels and cutting environmental impact. Furthermore, through data analytics and predictive modeling, we optimize energy usage, encourage efficient charging, and significantly lower carbon emissions.

Overall, our innovations allow real-time adaptability, efficient energy use, and smart grid management to optimize operations and reduce carbon emissions. In 2023, we celebrated 50 years of commitment to advancing sustainability in Singapore. We look forward to continuing this partnership to shape a successful, sustainable, and greener tomorrow, today.

For more information on Schneider Electric’s eMobility solutions and our commitment to sustainability, visit Schneider Electric’s official website.

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Yoon Young Kim, Cluster President for Singapore and Brunei

Yoon Young Kim is Cluster President for Singapore and Brunei at Schneider Electric.

In his current role at Schneider Electric, Kim seeks to grow Schneider Electric’s regional presence as the leader of digital transformation in energy management and automation. He spearheads efforts to drive the expansion and manufacturing capabilities of the Singapore and Brunei cluster, with a focus on high-growth potential areas such as microgrids. He is also leading efforts in helping customers within these regional markets to operate more sustainably. Kim was most previously Cluster Country President for Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar for Schneider Electric – a role he held for over four years from 2016 to 2020.

Kim brings with him over two decades of global experience in leading teams across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, South America, and Russia. This includes experience in the energy management and lighting industries, as well as a strong background in sales and marketing. He boasts a commendable track record of delivering commercial success across emerging markets in B2B, B2C, and B2G fields. As a strategic leader who is people-oriented, Kim is committed to inspiring teams to deliver consistent results in implementing impactful commercial initiatives and empowering all to make the most of their energy and resources.

Beyond his role as Cluster President, Kim holds several board and advisory positions. These include serving as a Board Member of the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore; a Board Member at NaviX Solutions by Schneider Electric; and a Global DEI Board Member at Schneider Electric. In addition, Kim acts as a Sustainability Advisory Member to the Board at United Overseas Bank (UOB), one of the world’s leading banks headquartered in Singapore, with branches and offices across 19 countries in the Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. Kim is fluent in four languages: English, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. He graduated from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management. He also holds multiple postgraduate degrees including a Master of Business Administration from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Master’s degree at FGV – Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Finance and Post-degree in Marketing from ESPM Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing.

Kim was born in Korea, raised in Brazil, and is currently based in Singapore.

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