Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Many people have houses, but everyone deserves a home. A home is a place of safety, resilience, and sustainability despite the volatility we experience in our day-to-day lives. A home is a place you feel included. Earlier this year Awesense published our Corporate Sustainability Report. This report outlined a few of the core goals we are working on as supporters of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These goals aim to address the many areas of development that humanity is working on optimizing. Working together on these goals will help make our world a more egalitarian and sustainable place to be.
One of these goals is to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable- to everyone. As outlined in our report, we are committed to supporting this initiative, and we encourage everyone to support these initiatives as well.
Why is this a focus for Awesense and the United Nations?
As the world modernizes, the pace of innovation remains disparate between nations, the effects of rapid urbanization have disproportionately affected people in underserved settlements. At times like this, Awesense’s technology has helped utilities across the world keep the lights on at home in rural areas as people move away from saturated cities.
We are deeply committed to serving all areas of the grid, including those that are often overlooked, and continue to help our partners remain sustainable and inclusive in doing so. Working with underdeveloped communities is an important inclusivity initiative for Awesense as we aim to assist utilities across the globe to provide energy to a wide array of communities.
By helping to maintain sustainable grid stability, reliability, build resilience and modernize rural legacy electric systems, we continue to help provide energy to areas that were previously underserved. Our projects in parts of Africa and South America have helped local utilities modernize their electrical systems and take the next steps forward toward the future, thereby reducing their CO2 output in the process as well.
By 2030 the United Nations aims to substantially increase resilience and adaptation to climate change and disasters. Though not all problems can be solved through foresight, several dramatic events damaging billions of dollars worth of utility assets in previous years have outlined the need to augment visibility into grid dynamics- particularly during extreme hazards, such as wildfires and storms.
Are our efforts making a difference?
Awesense will continue to expand its accessibility to cater to the growing needs of emerging cities and other human settlements. And by continuing to serve our utility customers in reducing their carbon footprint, we are committed to helping communities remain safe, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable.
What have we been doing to address this Sustainable Development Goal?
Understanding energy flow throughout the distribution grid is key to maintaining stable operations and resolving major issues quickly. Awesense provides advanced analytics software capable of grid-wide monitoring, giving grid operators and planners unparalleled insight into the dynamics of their network by aggregating data from all sensors and data acquisition devices available to distribution operators.
With this, we have increased grid resiliency and sustainable communities alongside them. As we move forward, the road to a cleaner future is blocked by the disparate pace of innovation between developed and emerging sectors.
What can I do to help advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals?
The number one thing any of us can do to help advance the SDGs outlined by the UN is by educating both ourselves and the people around us. It is only with knowledge of the deficits existent in our current system, that we can form new knowledge to address the gaps.
If you can’t afford or don’t have the ability to install renewable energy to power your household or business, encouraging your utility or energy provider to use more renewably sourced energy is a great way to have an impact. Interested in connecting with us to make a difference together? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we’re always happy to hear from you!