Saudi Arabia’s National Energy Services Company (Tarshid) – which was established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) to catalyse the development of a more energy efficient kingdom – together with the Municipality of Madinah Al-Munawwarah have completed Phase 1 of a streetlight retrofitting project. As part of Phase 1 of the project, a number of technical studies and field surveys were conducted, including the measurements of streets, the dimensions of lighting poles, traffic density studies, and the speed of cars. International standards and Saudi Arabia’s specifications for optimal lighting levels were taken into consideration during the implementation phase of the project. As part of the implementation phase, more than 78,000 traditional streetlights were replaced with energy efficient LED lights. Phase 1 of the project is expected to result in energy savings of 69% of the electricity consumption, which amounts to approximately 134 million kilowatts. Energy savings from the project will be equivalent to avoiding 61,000 tons of harmful carbon emissions annually, and equivalent to planting approximately one million seedlings. The managing director and chief executive officer of Tarshid, Walid Al-Ghariri, said that Tarshid seeks to attract foreign investment, raise the share of local content in the manufacture of high-efficiency devices and equipment, and...read more...
Source"MEP Middle East"