SEC planning two new power plants in Tabuk
Reports suggest that new facilities will have capacity of 2.5GW
Saudi Electricity Company is reportedly planning two new power plants in Tabuk, with a capacity of 2,500 MW, according to the Saudi Gazette. The new plants are expected to cost around US $2.66 billion, and will be powered by natural gas. The schemes will also necessitate the construction of a number of high voltage transmission lines (380kV) to link the Tabuk region with the unified network.
The Director of Electricity in Tabuk, Musaed Fahd Al-Qabba, reportedly said that the number of electricity subscribers in the region has reached almost 200,000 this year. At the same time, the length of power distribution networks has increased to 12,845 kilometres.