SEC electricity output hits record high
Saudi utility sees peak power demand rise by over 10% to 62GW in August.
Saudi Electricity Co.'s (SEC)'s peak electricity load rose by over one tenth to reach its highest ever level in August partly thanks to new capacity coming online.
Peak load rose by 10.2% to 62,260 MW from 56,547 MW a year earlier, the utility said in a statement.
SEC commissioned 4,516 MW of additional power generation capacity by building 22 new power transfer units and facilities, SEC chief executive Ziyad Al-Shiha said.
Saudi Arabia burns vast quantities of oil to produce its electricity, demand for which is rising by 6 to 8% per year.