SEC hopes insulation will facilitate power savings
Mandatory insulation in new buildings to help save 15 per cent power
New technology is expected to save the Saudi Electric Company between 10 and 15 per cent of its power over the next five years, as it implements malfunction detection equipment and new thermal insulation.
The company is currently holding negotiations with the Ministry of Water and Electricity and the Electricity and Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA) to implement mandatory thermal insulation in all new buildings, following a decision reached last year to start implementing the system in 2012. The insulation will save around 40 per cent of power consumed by air conditioners, lowering bills for consumers and easing the load on the Kingdom’s electricity network during peak times.