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SEC to build 3 renewable energy plants

The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) is getting ready to set up three new renewable energy plants as part of an initiative in line with Saudi Vision 2030

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The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) is getting ready to set up three new renewable energy plants as part of an initiative in line with Saudi Vision 2030.

The company will invest in renewable energy economies in order to keep pace with development in the global electricity sector, Al-Yaum newspaper reported on Saturday.

Fahd Al-Zamil, chairman of the subscribers’ services sector in SEC, said the plants each with a capacity of 50 megawatts will be set up in Dhiba Al-Khadhra and Wa’d Al-Shimal in the northern part of the Kingdom and in Al-Aflaj governorate in the central region east of Riyadh.

Al-Zamil said the construction of these plants will require a considerable amount of capital. He further said the experiments in the field of renewable energy were carried out by SEC on Farasan Islands. He said an integrated sector has been allocated for dealing with renewable energy, specifically solar energy. These include studies and experiments, followed by planning and execution.

Al-Zamil said the Kingdom has many constituent factors conducive for producing energy — oil, minerals and a hot sun. “All of these contribute to the production of energy. The SEC will take advantage of these factors if costs can be covered. This will reduce dependence on oil and raise the efficiency of electricity generation in the Kingdom,” he said.

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