Emmanuel Lagarrigue is forging the path to a sustainable, decentralized, electric future. “There’s a huge demand for electricity,” explains Schneider Electric’s Chief Innovation Officer. “At the same time, we know the world will consume three times as much electricity in the next 20 years as we consume today. There’s no way that electricity is going to be generated, produced and transported as it is today, with a centralized utilities system.”
Lagarrigue is helping customers plan for that future by undergoing the necessary digital transformations, decarbonizing operations, and becoming more efficient and resilient overall. “If I had to bet on one big trend for the next decade that Schneider Electric will help with, it’s resilience. We came from a decade of efficiency after the global financial crisis of 2008, we’re now in a decade of resilience that really began emerging over the last six months.”
We talk to Lagarrigue about the path to a decentralized energy grid, the importance of software in balancing urban energy needs, and why the climate emergency inspires him to do more every day.