Saudi NESCO to replace 74,000 streetlamps with LEDs in Riyadh

Saudi NESCO to replace 74,000 streetlamps with LEDs in Riyadh
Further agreements with Riyadh's municipalities are forthcoming. (File)
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Updated 16 April 2021

Saudi NESCO to replace 74,000 streetlamps with LEDs in Riyadh

Saudi NESCO to replace 74,000 streetlamps with LEDs in Riyadh
  • Replacing lights will cut power consumption by 70%

RIYADH: The National Energy Efficiency Services Company (NESCO) will replace 74,000 traditional “sodium” lamps with other smart systems (LED) lights, in 8 municipalities of the Riyadh region.

Agreements between NESCO, also known as Tarshid, and municipalities were signed on Wednesday, SPA reported.

The LEDs will reduce power consumption by more than 70 percent, avoiding more than 48,000 metric tons of carbon emissions, equivalent to planting 810,000 trees.

The agreements aim to set unified standards for street lighting at the international level, in accordance with the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO).

Tarshid has completed 12 previous agreements with the region’s municipalities, and will soon sign 27 agreements to include the remaining 47 municipalities, CEO Walid bin Abdullah Al-Ghariri said.