SR3 billion worth of power wasted

SR3 billion worth of power wasted
Updated 31 October 2013

SR3 billion worth of power wasted

SR3 billion worth of power wasted

Poor energy management by various government agencies has resulted in power wastage amounting to SR3 billion.
According to a report published in the local press, authorities found that 48 school buildings were fully or partially lit during non-office hours and even during Eid Al-Fitr holidays and weekends.
Abdullah Al-Shihri, governor of the Electricity & Cogeneration Regulatory Authority, said that one of the reasons for wastage and poor electricity management was the fact that government buildings do not pay for electricity, which is normally paid by the Ministry of Finance.
He said allocation of a specific budget for each government department would force officials to pay the bills and, accordingly, rationalize consumption.