Saudi Electricity Company Aims Net Zero Emissions by 2050

Wed Dec 06 2023
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DUBAI: The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), the largest producer, and distributor of electrical energy in the Middle East and North Africa has said it pursues to reach net zero emissions by 2050, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Tuesday.

According to the SPA, Saudi Arabia is endeavoring to reach carbon neutrality by 2060 with circular carbon economy approach.

SEC has developed a sustainable environment strategy to achieve carbon neutrality despite its tremendous contributions to provide electric power.

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The announcement came during a special event the SEC organized on the sidelines of the United Nations COP28 climate-change summit in Dubai.

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The company said that it has laid the foundation of environmental practices intended to reduce emissions through projects to raise energy efficiency. The SEC is also looking to develop the electricity transmission network into a smart network, with renewable energy stations, clean energy, and the smart meter project.

The SEC in line with its endeavor to achieve carbon neutrality, said it has signed seven agreements and MoUs with leading local and international companies, including LUCI, Al-Fanar, Sal Italy, CHINT Saudi Arabia, Siemens, Schneider Electric Global, Huawei, IBM, and JAC.

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