Determine the Electrical Energy Saving in Residential Sector of Iraq

  • Farook A. Sultan Lecturer at Al-Hikma college University, Baghdad – Iraq
Keywords: Electrical energy saving (ES), minimum energy efficiency standard (MEES), energy efficiency class (EEC).


The electricity consumption in residential complexes has severe impact on electricity production in Iraq because it currently constitutes more than 47% of the national energy consumption. Calculations have been made on the basis of predicted growth of residential energy consumption for the next 10 years which shows an increase from 64783 GWh in 2013 to 121606 GWh in 2023. This study analysis the data with a view to exploring the most suitable management systems for the residential electricity consumption in order to reduce the impact on the national energy production and promote the other sectors by saving energy  consumption. It is worth mentioning that the household appliances and lighting devices which consume 34.95%, 13.55% and 13.20% of the total electrical energy consumptions in the residential sector respectively. Five scenarios have been adopted for maximizing the energy saving. It has been found that the fifth scenario is the best one.


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