Saudi Energy Efficiency Center

Stages of Establishment of SEEC

  • The Saudi Energy Efficiency Center was established by the Council of Ministers Resolution No. 363 dated 24/11/1431H.
  • esteemed council issued another resolution No. 16 dated 17/1/1433H including the approval of organization of the center, detailed description of its functions and a number of articles on the role of the center and its resources.
  • On 3rd of Ragab 1439H the Council of Ministers issued approval No. (353) on the new organization of the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center.


The Saudi Energy Efficiency Center aims to rationalize and increase the energy efficiency in production and consumption in order to preserve the KSA natural resources and enhance the economic and social welfare of KSA population.

SEEC Vision and Mission

SEEC seeks to be an international reference in the field of energy efficiency, by working with local and international stakeholders in the government and private sector to develop knowledge and experience in the energy efficiency field and apply best practices inside and outside kingdom.

SEEC Values

  • Efficiency
  • Responsibility
  • Integration with partners
  • Teamwork

SEEC Terms of Reference:

  • Develop national energy efficiency programs and identify relevant indicators, objectives, plans and policies.
  • Propose draft statues of energy efficiency through coordination with the relevant entities.
  • Issue technical regulations, standards and procedures to increase energy efficiency including standards of buildings and regions cooling.
  • Contribute with relevant stakeholders to the development of standard specifications for devices, equipment, lighting systems, transportation and so on, in order to achieve energy efficiency.
  • Set appropriate basis that helps the management of energy efficiency label program in coordination with relevant entities.
  • Draw up rules for licensing and qualifying energy efficiency services providers, in anticipation of the completion of required regulatory requirements.
  • Input into with relevant stakeholders in developing necessary rules related to the energy efficiency tests.
  • Provide technical and consultancy services in the field of energy auditing, measurement and verification.
  • Prepare national guide for measurement and verification of energy efficiency services, publish it and follow up its update.
  • Monitor the compliance with the energy efficiency standards and take all measures to this effect.
  • Prepare periodical reports on energy efficiency in KSA in cooperation with relevant stakeholders.
  • Obtain information and documents relevant to energy efficiency from any energy user and develop databases for achieving center's duties in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  • Obtain information and documents relevant to energy efficiency from any energy user and develop databases for achieving center's duties in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  • Promote studies and researches in the areas related to the energy efficiency and support.
  • Encourage investment and finance in areas aim to achieve energy efficiency.
  • Encourage establishing training programs in the areas relevant to energy efficiency.
  • Accredit vocational training programs and certification bodies associated to training in the energy efficiency areas.
  • Coordinate and follow up the preparation of curriculums and activities of energy efficiency in general, higher and vocational education in cooperation with relevant education entities and institutions.
  • Hold exhibitions, conferences, programs, seminars and cooperation with specialists to raise awareness in the energy efficiency area.
  • Communicate, and cooperate internationally as well as represent KSA externally in the fields relevant to energy efficiency to benefit from the experiences of other countries.
  • Establish memorandum of understandings and agreements with international and regional bodies, local governmental and non-governmental agencies such as companies and establishments in the fields relevant to energy efficiency.

SEEC Members of Board of Directors

By virtue of decision of Council of Ministries No.353, the center has board of directors headed by His Highness the Minister of Energy, represents number of government agencies and state-owned companies. The center is controlling authority for managing and conducting its affair as well as taking all necessary decisions to achieve its purposes within the limits of the provisions of organization.


Members of Board of Directors

The board of directors includes members representing the stakeholders including:

  • Ministry of Energy.
  • Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture.
  • Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  • Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs.
  • Ministry of Transport.
  • Ministry of Finance.
  • Ministry of Housing.
  • Ministry of Media.
  • Ministry of Economy and Planning
  • Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources
  • Saudi Standards
  • Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu.
  • Electricity Cogeneration Regulatory Authority
  • General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection
  • General Customs Authority.
  • King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.
  • King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy.
  • National Committee for Clean Development Mechanism.
  • Saudi Aramco.
  • Saudi Electricity Company.
  • Director General of the Center as member and secretary-general of the Council.
  • Three members of experienced specialists appointed by decisions of the council of ministries.