Electricity Conservation Tips


Due to the high temperatures an
 ​humidity levels in the Kingdom
of Bahrain, especially in the summer
period ,and the consequent necessity of 
 using air​ conditioners, the annual
 consumption of electrical energy for air
 conditioning represents about 60% of
 the total consumption  of electrical
energy in the Kingdom.

To contribute to reducing this,
 the Electricity and Water Authority,
 in cooperation with the Ministry of
 Industry, Commerce and Tourism,
 has prepared the “Regulation on Energy
Labelling and Minimum Energy
Performance ​​Requirements for Air
 Conditioners", whereby Ministerial
Order No.  70/2015 was issued in
August 2015 by the Ministry of Industry,
Commerce and Tourism for the adoption
of the technical regulations.

This Ministerial Order is implemented
 by the Electricity and Water Authority
and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce
 and Tourism in cooperation with
Customs Affairs. The implementation of
 this order ensures that all household air
conditioners in the local market are of
high efficiency and are classified
according to their energy efficiency
 Therefore, the consumer should
make sure that there is an energy
efficiency label on the air
conditioner when purchasing.

The energy label shows the following:

• The number of stars that expresses
the efficiency of energy consumption.
The more stars, the less the air
conditioner consumption of electrical

• Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER),
which represents the ratio of the
air conditioner's cooling capacity
 to the electrical energy consumption.

• A/C cooling capacity (Btu/hr.).

• The annual electricity consumption of
 the air conditioner (KWhr.).

• Air conditioner brand and model

It is also possible to reduce the
consumption of air conditioners by
using them in an optimal way as follows:

  • Set the thermostat in the air conditioner at a moderate temperature (24°C).
  • Clean the air conditioner filter at least once every two weeks, as a dirty air filter reduces the efficiency of the air conditioner's cooling and increases its consumption of electrical energy.
  • Switch off air conditioners in unoccupied rooms.
  • Close windows and doors, close the curtains, and reduce the lighting as much as possible while the air conditioner is running.
  • Conduct periodic maintenance of conditioners.
  • Seal the vents around the air conditioner to prevent air from leaking into and out of the room.
  • Do not operate the exhaust fan
     while the air conditioner is running
     to prevent hot air from leaking
     into the room.
  • Use drapes, shades, awnings and reflective materials to reduce the heat entering through glass.​

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The annual energy consumption of
lamps isabout 15% of the total
electrical energy consumption.
In order to contribute to reducing
its consumption, the Electricity and
Water Authority, in cooperation with
the Ministry of Industry, Commerce
and Tourism, has prepared "Regulation
for Non-Directional Household Lamps",
 whereby Ministerial Order
 No. 03/2015 was issued in March 2015 by
 the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and
 Tourism for the adoption of the
technical regulations.

This order is implemented by the
Electricity and Water Authority and
the Ministry of Industry, Commerce
and Tourism in cooperation with
Customs Affairs. This order ensures
that all the non-directional lamps
 in the local market are highly efficient.

The consumption of lamps can be
reduced by using them in an optimal
as follows:

• Replacing traditional electric lamps
 with energy-saving lamps.

• Do not switch on the lights during
 the day and take advantage of
 natural lighting as much as possible.

• The interior decorations and designs
 of the building are an important factor
 in improving the efficiency of lighting.
 Therefore, it is preferable when painting
 the house to choose light colors for the
 walls and ceiling, and this contributes to
 reducing the amount of energy

• Make sure to switch off the lights
 leaving the house.

• Minimize the use of lamps, especially
 those on external walls or during the
 daylight hours.

LED lamp characteristics:

• Saves electrical energy by up to
 90% compared to traditional lamps.

• It is safe, environmentally friendly,
 mercury and lead free, and they can
 be recycled, unlike most
 fluorescent lamps.

• Long life and lasts 30 times more than
 tungsten lamps.

• Produces less heat compared to
 other lamps.

• Easy installation and easily replace the
 traditional lamp.

• It has a variety of uses such as general
 lighting and workplace lighting.​


  • Buy an energy-efficient refrigerator.
  • Make sure the thermostat is not set to a low temperature as this​ leads     to higher energy consumption.
  • Place the refrigerators away from warm areas and direct sunlight.
  • Keep a distance of at least 15 cm between the refrigerator and the     wall to ventilate the compressor.
  • Don’t put hot foods directly in the refrigerator.
  • ​Set the temperature to 60-70°C.
  • Make sure the temperature control system is working properly and      that an upper safety valve exists.
  • Make sure there are no leaks in hot water pipes.
  • Disconnect the boiler in summer when it is not needed.
  • Clean the boiler’s water tank regularly to ensure high efficiency and less energy consumption.
  • It’s recommended that you use a solar water heater.​
  • ​Water coolers should be kept off during the night and whenever not required for long periods of time.​​

  • ​Use with full capacity.
  • Its recommended to use sunlight for clothes drying​.​​

  • ​A gas oven is an economical alternative to an electric oven.
  • Electric ovens consume a lot of electrical energy, more than any other electrical appliance​.​

  • Avoid using unnecessary electrical appliances during these periods.​