News 24 | Higher guidance for the rationalization and efficiency of fuel consumption in the government and semi-government sectors

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A high order was issued approving proposals submitted by the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center, commissioned by the Ministry of Energy, which included recommendations and directives regarding fuel efficiency in the government and semi-government sector.

The recommendations that were approved by the Supreme Court included the following:

– The Ministry of Finance, in coordination with the Saudi Center for Energy Efficiency and the Center for Achieving Expenditure Efficiency, reclassifies the fuel clause in (government financial statistics) to comply with the multiple areas of fuel use, and establish a mechanism to estimate the needs of each government agency.

– Government agencies that obtain fuel directly from Aramco sign supply agreements with them that include the required fuel quantities and a fair mechanism for calculating and checking actual consumption data.

– Establishing a working group in each government agency concerned with the rationalization of fuel and electricity consumption, which will follow up the implementation of decisions related to rationalizing energy consumption and determining the levels of energy consumption, preparing a work plan to rationalize consumption, and providing the center with the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center with the required data.

– When purchasing or renting vehicles, government agencies must take the highest levels of fuel efficiency, while the Expenditure Efficiency Center is studying the feasibility of applying uniform fuel purchase from stations that provide modern technical services such as radio identification identification systems (RFID).

The Saudi Energy Efficiency Center sets targets for improving fuel consumption in power plants and water desalination plants.

– The government agencies that use independent generators to generate electricity provide the Ministry of Energy with the data of those generators, to include those entities within the program (follow-up to the use of fuel for independent electricity generation for facilities within the electrical network), and to assess the extent to which these agencies can be linked to the electrical network.

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