On board for the clean energy journey
DEIF Asia Pacific now aims to create a space in hybrid and renewable power, for example by offering control devices for EV charging systems, microgrids, and hybrid and electric ship propulsion. The company is thus perfectly aligned with business and political trends in a region that is busy addressing the effects of climate change: According to the UN Environment Programme, Asia Pacific is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change. As a result, governments are increasingly pushing for more climate-friendly solutions.
“The need for energy will grow. The challenge is to make sure that this energy is as green and as non-polluting as possible,” says Alexandre Maravel. “In Asia Pacific, energy also needs to be decentralised because many states consist of thousands of islands, and centralised power production is physically unfeasible. Governments are looking into hydro power, PV solutions, microgrids, and hydrogen. In a lot of places, they started with diesel gensets and are now adding solar and battery systems to reduce the use of the diesel but still keep the reliability of the power. This is our home turf at DEIF; we have been working with sustainable hybrid plants and similar solutions for a long time, so we have mature devices and solid references worldwide. And DEIF Asia Pacific is contributing to this evolution in our corner of the world with devices, solutions, and support”.