Saudi Arabia Reveals Comprehensive Electricity Sector Reforms

SourceAl Bawaba
CountrySaudi Arabia

  Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said that these reforms reflected the Kingdom’s transformation efforts in all fields, four years after the launch of Vision 2030 under the guidance and leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the supervision and follow-up of the Crown Prince.   In a press conference to announce a royal decree on organizational, structural and financial reforms in the electricity sector, the minister said: “The Kingdom has moved from the stage of setting up plans to the practical application and implementation in many areas. The numbers and information provided by the Crown Prince about the accomplishments, in his recent speech, confirm that Saudi Arabia is steadily moving on the road to achieving the hopes and aspirations of its leadership and people.”   He noted that the new set of reforms would contribute to achieving sustainability and raising the efficiency of the electricity sector. They will positively affect the sector’s performance, he said, reduce the use of liquid fuels, increase the level of environmental commitment, and enhance the reliability of the electricity transmission network to enable electricity production from renewable energy sources.   The Minister of Energy pointed out that the Ministerial Committee for Restructuring the Electricity more...