In the presence of His Excellency Dr. Mosleh Al Otaibi, CEO of the Royal Commission in Jubail, RCJ launched on Tuesday morning Jubail Energy Management Conference and its accompanying exhibition for two days at King Abdullah Cultural Center.
Eng. Sultan A. AL-Khuraisi, the Conference General Supervisor and RCJ’s General Manager of Operation and Maintenance , said in his speech during the conference” the demand for energy is increasing annually, where the Energy Efficiency Center studies indicate to an annual increase of 5%; the Building Sector accounts for 23% of the energy consumed, while the total consumption of electrical power by this sector reached more than 75% with an annual growth rate of 7%.
The Conference supervisor said that according to the United Nations Environment Program Report in 2017, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased rapidly to an unprecedented level. According to the latest UN report of Emission Gap in October of this year, the world should find a way to reduce 11.5 - 13.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide by 2030, which could be achieved through programs and projects of Energy Efficiency and rationalization of consumption.
AL-Khuraisi pointed out that the conference is held under these circumstances and challenges; however, we aim to find solutions to achieve energy efficiency and reservation, whether in buildings, public facilities or even industrial sector through the seven topics discussed by the participants and experts in the field of energy, which will promote national development and economy.
Prof. Dr. Rainer Speh, Chief Technology Officer at Siemens Energy Ltd. and the Keynote Speaker, stressed that energy efficiency plays an essential role in the Kingdom’s vision 2030 based on fundamental concepts including a vital community that represents the real wealth of the Kingdom, prosperous diversified economy and energy efficiency increasing by stimulating innovative industrial solutions.
His Excellency the CEO of the Royal Commission in Jubail honored the sponsors of the conference represented in Platinum Sponsor (SABIC), Golden Sponsor (Chneider Electric Saudi Arabia Co. Ltd.), and Silver Sponsors including Marafiq, Coolex and Al Mashariq Trading and Contracting Company.
Following that the conference keynote speaker was honored as well as Sulaiman M. Al Mahmoud, the originator of Mosques Smart Servant project.
At the end of the ceremony, the associated exhibition was inaugurated by the CEO of the Royal Commission in Jubail.
On the sidelines of the conference, RCJ represented by Eng. Sultan AL-Khuraisi, General Manager of Operation and Maintenance, signed two agreements with Middle East Facility Management Association represented by Eng. Ali Al-Swaidi, Deputy chairman, and Saudi Energy Engineers Association represented by Eng. Ali H. Al-Qahtani.
After that, the first session entitled "Best Practices in the Field of Energy Efficiency" was launched followed by the second session discussing enhancing energy efficiency.
At the end of the first day, two workshops were conducted about energy systems in building codes and transformation into smart cities - Vision 2030.