SEC: Grand Mosque registers record peak load of 118 MVA


MAKKAH — On the 27th Night of Ramadan 1439H, the Grand Mosque registered a record peak load of 118 MVA, with an increase of 14 percent compared to the peak load registered last year.

Despite the sharp rise in temperatures in all regions of the Kingdom, Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) was able to overcome the new peak load at the Grand Mosque, SPA said Tuesday.

SEC said, “The Central Area in Makkah registered an electricity load of 654 MVA, and the Western Sector a load of 15,653 megawatts.”

It confirmed that its new projects in Makkah Province this year, whose cost exceeded SR100 million, the technical plans for managing emergency teams and preparations made throughout the previous months have succeeded in enhancing the credibility of electricity service during the Umrah season and the holy month of Ramadan.

SEC added that the experience of the well-trained Saudi staff in the management and operation of electricity emergency teams, use of the latest technologies including DAS and FFMS contributed to reducing power outages to the minimum.

This is with the aim of providing the best services to visitors of the Grand Mosque and everything conducive to their comfort and performing their rites with ease and peace of mind. – SPA