Saudi Electricity Company Ready for Hajj Season 1445 AH

Saudi Arabia’s GCS ready to transport pilgrims during 2019 Hajj season
Saudi Arabia’s GCS ready to transport pilgrims during 2019 Hajj season

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has said the electrical grid in Makkah, Madinah, and the holy sites are ready for Hajj season 1445 AH, following the execution of 20 new projects with a total investment exceeding SAR700 million, according to an SEC press release issued yesterday.

The projects entailed the establishment of new transmission and distribution networks, integration in the general grid, and the automation of distribution networks at the holy sites.

The control center at the holy sites has been connected with optical fibers by Dawiyat Integrated Telecommunications & Information Technology Company, a subsidiary of SEC.

SEC Western Sector Executive Director of Distribution and Customer Services and General Supervisor of Hajj operations Eng. Abdul Salam Al-Amari said that this year's operational plan is being implemented under the supervision of the Ministry of Energy, with direct support from Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, and in coordination with the energy and all other entities concerned with Hajj affairs.

Emphasizing the company's commitment to ensuring the comfort and peace of mind of pilgrims during Hajj season, Al-Amari highlighted SEC's operational plan for the season, which works to maintain the provision of reliable electricity services through new power grid enhancement projects, automating distribution networks at the holy sites, and increasing and redistributing response centers to reduce response times to customer requests and emergencies.