Saudi Arabia’s Municipality of Al-Baha and the National Energy Efficiency Services Company (Tarshid) – established by the kingdom’s sovereign Public Investment Fund (PIF) – have launched a project to replace the lighting on the region’s roads.
Phase 1 of the project to replace traditional lamps with LED lighting has been launched on roads within the jurisdiction of the Municipality of Al-Baha.
More than 34,000 streetlights will be replaced as part of the project, which upon completion is expected to achieve 70% savings in electricity consumption.
The project is expected to offset approximately 22,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year, which is equivalent to the environmental impact of planting approximately 380,000 trees.
Commenting on the project, the managing director and chief executive officer of Tarshid, Walid bin Abdullah Al-Ghariri, said: “The mechanism of work begins with conducting technical studies of the roads. The study includes field surveys, as well as technical measurements to determine the appropriate level of lighting. The project will be completed in line with the application of international standards, and the Saudi specifications for optimal lighting levels on roads.”
Tarshid has also begun preparations to launch other streetlight replacement projects, after completing technical studies in the southern regions of Asir, Jizan, and Najran; and completing Phase 1 works in Makkah, Madinah, Al Sharqiya, Jeddah, Hail, and Al Jouf.
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