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Saudi Arabia mulls pre-paid electricity meters

New subscribers to be offered pre-paid option as kingdom seeks to cut consumption

Saudi Arabia mulls pre-paid electricity meters
Image for illustrative purpose only. (Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) is reportedly planning to install pre-paid electricity meters for new subscribers.

Company spokesman Abdullah Al Rakaf said the move was part of wider plans to cut electricity consumption, according to Saudi Gazette.

Installing pre-paid meters in customers’ homes will enable them to control their electricity consumption by re-charging the meter according to monthly needs.

SEC will be publishing a statement setting out prices and criteria for installing pre-paid metres in the coming weeks, the newspaper reported.

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