SDG7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Saudi Arabia, as a major global energy player, has been at the forefront of efforts to ensure a sustainable and diversified energy future. The Kingdom is endowed with abundant reserves of fossil fuels, particularly oil, but recognizing the importance of environmental sustainability and the global shift towards clean energy, Saudi Arabia has undertaken ambitious initiatives to harness renewable energy sources.
One of the flagship projects is the Saudi Vision 2030's "National Renewable Energy Program," which aims to diversify the energy mix and increase the share of renewable energy in the Kingdom's total energy production. The program includes the development of solar and wind projects, with a focus on producing cleaner and more sustainable energy.
Majmaah University aligns itself with the national vision and endeavors to contribute to a more sustainable future by integrating clean energy practices into its infrastructure and operations. The university recognizes the importance of reducing its carbon footprint and promoting energy efficiency across its campuses.
On-campus initiatives at Majmaah University include the implementation of energy-efficient technologies, such as LED lighting, and the integration of solar power systems where feasible. The university also engages in research and educational programs focused on renewable energy, fostering a culture of innovation and sustainability among its students and faculty.
Majmaah University's commitment to clean energy extends beyond its academic endeavors. The university actively seeks partnerships with government initiatives and private enterprises to explore and implement innovative solutions for clean energy generation and consumption. By participating in national efforts to advance clean energy, Majmaah University plays a vital role in promoting a more sustainable and environmentally friendly energy landscape in Saudi Arabia.
Through its emphasis on research, education, and practical application, Majmaah University contributes to shaping a future where clean and affordable energy is a central component of Saudi Arabia's energy portfolio. This aligns with the broader vision of transforming the Kingdom into a hub for clean energy, diversifying its resources, and ensuring a sustainable energy future.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECT LAUNCHED IN UNIVERSITY BUILDING
The General Administration of Projects, Operation and Maintenance (GAPOM), MU, launched in cooperation with the National Energy Efficiency Services Company (Tarsheed), the project of improving energy efficiency in the university’s buildings and facilities. The project aims rationalize the use of energy and reduce consumption in 20 buildings with a total area of 178,000. square metres, in accordance with the best international standards
It is worth noting that (BMS) system was launched earlier to facilitate the management of systems like air conditioning, lighting, fire alarms, and emergencies. GAPOM is overseeing the progress of work which will be soon a joint effort with Tarsheed to have a unified center.
WIND ENERGY CENTER PROJECT AT MU TO BE LAUNCHED
In line with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed Majmaah University (MU) and King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE), to establish a wind energy center at the main campus of MU in Majmaah. The monitoring tower was installed. This will be followed by the other stages of the project.
The advisor and supervisor of administrative, financial and technical affairs, Prof. Musallam Al-Dosari, said that this project is within the framework of the university's initiative to launch to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030, which is led by the Observatory of Social Responsibility in partnership with the (CIFAL) Center.
Prof. Al-Dosari highlighted the importance of this national project which contributes to achieving the vision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the field of alternative energy. He thanked KACARE for their cooperating with the university, which undoubtedly will contribute to achieving the goals of both parties.
The General Administration of Strategic Planning launches the process of analyzing radiological and nuclear risks in the university environment
The General Administration of Strategic Planning launched the process of analyzing radiation and nuclear risks in the university environment in partnership with the various relevant university authorities, where a meeting was held under the chairmanship of His Excellency Mr. Muhammad bin Bajad Al-Mashqour, Director General of Strategic Planning, representatives of the College of Applied Medical Sciences, a representative of the Deanship of Scientific Research, a representative of the General Administration of Projects and Technical Affairs, and a representative of the General Administration of Occupational Health and Environment, and procedures for identifying sources of radiation and nuclear danger in the university environment were identified and clarified.
Mr. Muhammad Al-Mashqour stated that in cooperation with the various university bodies, we will reach - God willing - the completion of a detailed plan for the management of radiological and nuclear risks in order to achieve a university environment that supports excellence and creativity, and achieves the aspirations of the members of the university community, offering his thanks and appreciation to the university leaders for their follow-up and keenness on the university environment and their urgent endeavor to be a healthy, sound and free of all risks.
The University Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy
Within the framework of the university's efforts to enable qualitative partnerships with various community bodies, the university, represented by the President of the University, Prof. Dr. Saleh bin Abdullah Al-Mizil, signed a memorandum of understanding with King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy represented by His Excellency the President of KACST, Dr. Khalid bin Saleh Al-Sultan, to exchange experiences in the field of energy applications, as the memorandum includes cooperation between the university and KACST in establishing a wind energy center at the university's site in the university city in Majmaah Governorate, within the framework of the university's initiative To support the applications of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030, which are led by the University's Social Responsibility Observatory.
On this occasion, the President of the University stated that this partnership comes within the framework of the university's policy in opening channels of communication with various community institutions in the country, in order to contribute to supporting development efforts regarding the scope of the university, pointing out that these efforts stem from the directions of the wise leadership in building development partnerships between various national institutions, which contributes to improving the results of projects and raising their efficiency, thanking His Excellency the President of King Abdullah City for Atomic Energy Dr. Khalid bin Saleh Al-Sultan renewed KACST's cooperation with the university in completing this memorandum, wishing His Excellency the best to the working team for completing and implementing the memorandum, whether from the university side or from the city's side.
Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Mutairi presents a qualitative study on the general awareness of electric vehicles in the Kingdom
A faculty member at the College of Engineering at the University, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Dakhil Al-Mutairi, presented a scientific research published in a scientific journal with a high classification and impact factor on charging electric vehicles in the Kingdom and their impact on the reliability of the electrical network, in line with the remarkable developments adopted by the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the field of clean energy and environmental sustainability.
Dr. Al-Mutairi explained that the entry of electric vehicles is a promising option to reduce the dependence of the transport sector on fossil fuels and reduce environmental pollution, and added that many countries have plans to promote the use of electric vehicles to achieve sustainable development goals, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the Kingdom's Vision 2030, indicating that in this study, data was collected in five different regions in the Kingdom for more than 1600 trips, and The data to extract different features of the behavior patterns of vehicle drivers, as this data was used in addition to commercially available electric vehicle data in estimating the load profiles per unit of electric vehicles, and the study also determined the commonly used charging levels in the residential sector considering the current and future expected number of vehicles until 2025, adding that moreover, many considerations and recommendations were put forward for the sustainable spread of electric vehicles in the Kingdom.
The research is considered one of the few qualitative researches in the Kingdom and the Gulf region, which is concerned with providing a database for researchers and relevant authorities working on the infrastructure for charging electric vehicles.
Energy Conservation Measurement Questionnaire
Based on the keenness of the General Administration of Utilities and Housing to measure the extent of activation of the electricity rationalization campaign at the university level, we are pleased to inform you of the questionnaire on the following link: A questionnaire to measure energy conservation, we hope for the participation of all faculty members, employees, male and female students, and we are happy with the proposals that will activate the campaign and develop work.
Workshop entitled "Energy Thieves"
The Student Activities Unit at the College of Sciences and Humanities in Ramah (Female Section) held a workshop entitled "Energy Thieves" presented by Dr. Duha Shehata on Monday, 24/6/1439 AH.
1. The concept of energy.
2. Energy thieves from those around us.
3. Internal energy thieves (digestion - anxiety - stress).
4. How to increase our energy (including practical exercises).
5. What are the motives that provide us with energy.
The University Participates in Energy Efficiency
In the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the university participated in the workshop organized by the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center, where the university was represented by Mr. Thamer bin Abdullah Al-Thumairi from the General Administration of University Relations and Media, and Eng. Musa bin Aoun Allah Al-Mutairi from the General Administration of Operation and Maintenance.
The workshop was on the mechanism of rationalizing electricity consumption in the government sector, and aims to clarify the standards necessary to raise the efficiency of electricity consumption in all existing government facilities and facilities and the mechanisms of their application, and to deliver the awareness messages issued by the center on rationalizing energy consumption to the employees of the entities.
The workshop included a full explanation of the mechanism of providing the center with data related to electricity consumption by the technical coordinator in each government agency, and a course in following up the preparation and implementation of preventive periodic maintenance programs for the most energy-consuming electrical appliances, and during the workshop the questions and inquiries of the attendees were answered.
On the awareness side, the specialists in the workshop gave a full explanation of the roles of the media coordinator in each entity, and the importance of coordinating with the center to prepare and implement programs to educate the employees of the entity about the need to rationalize electricity consumption in the workplace.
Scientific meeting at the Department of Physics entitled "Energy Policy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Achieve Renewable Energy Goals for 2030"
The Department of Physics held a scientific symposium entitled "Energy Policy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Achieve the Renewable Energy Goals for 2030" presented by Dr. Iskandar Tlili.
The atlas prepared by King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE), especially the Solar Energy Sources Monitoring Network and the Wind Energy Sources Monitoring Network, were introduced.
The seminar was attended by faculty members, Master of Physics students, Bachelor of Physics students and Bachelor of Physics students in Renewable Energy and Environment