SASO and SEEC Organize a Workshop on "Energy Efficiency Standards for Electrical Appliances"
SASO in cooperation with SEEC, organized a workshop titled "Energy Efficiency Standards for Electrical Appliances" on Wednesday 28th of February, 2018 at SASO's headquarters in Riyadh, with the presence of a large number of specialists and concerned bodies.
The workshop reviewed the most important requirements of the new Saudi standards for a number of electrical appliances (air conditioners, washing machines, driers, refrigerators and water heaters). These standards included (SASO 2892) for refrigerators and freezers - requirements of energy performance labels and tests, (SASO 2885) for electric washing machines - requirements of energy performance, water and labels and (SASO 2663) requirements of energy performance, labels and tests for small-capacity window and portable air conditioners, in addition to (SASO 2883) for electric clothes dryers – requirements of energy performance and labels. Moreover, the workshop highlighted the requirements of (SASO 2884) for water heaters - requirements of energy performance and labels for all types of heaters.
Furthermore, the events of the workshop included a review of the plan of government bodies, participating in the Saudi Energy Efficiency Program, for the mandatory application of these standards, which will begin on October 1st, 2018 for plants and ports, while market control for these products will begin on the first of September 2019.
It is noteworthy that the Saudi Energy Efficiency Program is one of the most effective government programs which is based on an integrated work methodology that ensures monitoring and adherence to the specific standards of the initiatives launched by the program. The aim of this program is to rationalize energy consumption in the Kingdom. A work group composed of competent regulatory bodies apply this mechanism together, including; The Ministry of Commerce and Investment (MCI), the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources (MEIM), SASO, the Saudi Customs, and the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC).