The National Energy Efficiency Services Company (Tarsheed) has launched with the Municipality of Najran the first phase of the project for the rehabilitation of street lighting lamps in the region, where the project to replace the traditional lamps with LED lighting that is efficient in performance and energy saving has been launched in Najran. The project, to achieve savings in electricity consumption of up to 70%, by replacing the current lamps with pilot lamps.
About the project details; The managing director and CEO of (Tarsheed) company Walid bin Abdullah Al-Ghariri stated that the mechanism of work begins with conducting technical studies on the streets under the works of each stage, as this study includes field surveys including the technical measurements necessary to determine the appropriate level of lighting for the streets, and then apply the standards International and Saudi specifications to ensure optimal lighting levels.
Upon completion of the project, a saving of 75 million kilowatt hours is expected from the total general energy consumption before the start of the project.
It is also expected that the savings obtained from this stage are equivalent to avoiding about 49 thousand tons of harmful carbon emissions annually, which is equivalent to the environmental impact of planting about 815 thousand seedlings.
It is worth noting that Tarsheed aims, through the Street Lighting Replacement Program, to rehabilitate more than 2.2 million lights in the Kingdom’s streets and roads. Tarsheed has recently started its projects to replace street lighting in a number of southern and western regions of the Kingdom. It has also completed the works of the first stages in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Al-Sharqiya, Jeddah, Hail and Al-Jouf.