SEC’s 84,000-km grid powers 9.8 million customers nationwide

Cables Pexels PixabaySaudi Electricity Company (SEC) has completed more than 84,000 km of cabling that make up the national power grid, said the National Grid, the SEC’s transmission subsidiary

The grid runs some 434 terawatt-hours through 1,124 high-voltage transformers and 3,559 medium-voltage transformers to 9.8 customers in more than 13,000 cities, towns, villages and communities, stated the National Grid.

The company has made strides in finance, technology and human resources, taking its asset value to US$39bn.

The company’s high-tech communications network, the largest of its kind in the Middle East, uses the latest digital mobile radio technology and a 76,000-km fibre optics network.

SEC has dedicated 58 quality control teams around its facilities, staffed with experts whose mission is to assure the quality of the services it offers.

To bolster the human element, NGSA steadily replaced foreign staff with talented, qualified and well-trained Saudi nationals, to the point where 88 per cent of its 5,143-strong workforce is now made up of Saudis.

The company has built a solid network of strategic partnerships, including 16 partnerships with global manufacturers, to gain and develop its expertise and know-how, it mentioned.​

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