A joint study by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Water and Electricity (MOWE) and the Zamir Group has recently begun at King Saud University. Concerned with "measuring the degree of awareness and rational use of electricity at King Saud University", Dr. Essam Al-Ammar of the Department of Electrical Engineering says that this study aims to shed light the awareness, knowledge and attitudes of the staff of King Saud University in regard to conserving energy. The study is being conducted through survey questionnaires distributed to KSU faculty, staff and students.
Not only will the study measure attitudes and the extent of waste at the University, but it will identify where excessive use of electric power exists on the university campus. The study, more importantly, will be the basis of recommendations and solutions for energy rationing and conservation, and ultimately used to raise awareness and establish policies meant to reduce costs at King Saud University.
The study will be utilized beyond the KSU campus, as well, as the data and the resulting KSU recommendations and policies will be shared with authorities at the Ministry of Water and Electricity (MOWE) and Electricity & Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA).