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Minister urges cooperation to combat summer electricity crisis

Maha Al-Asousi, Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Electricity, Water, and Renewable Energy, aims to improve summer peak loads by boosting consumption efficiency.

  • The Ministry of Electricity, Water, and Renewable Energy aims to reduce loads during peak summer periods by collaborating with the Petroleum Corporation for a 20% reduction.

  • The use and expansion of smart meters are key methods for rationalizing consumption and reducing loads, the ministry said

Maha Al-Asousi, Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Electricity, Water, and Renewable Energy, affirmed that the ministry aims to address peak loads in the upcoming summer season by promoting consumption efficiency during peak hours. She emphasized that with everyone’s cooperation, this crisis can be managed, just as it was last summer.

Al-Asousi explained during a statement at a ministry celebration for Earth Day that “all power station maintenance is scheduled to conclude by the end of next May. This schedule aims for the stations to operate at full capacity starting in June, ensuring the production and generation of electrical energy.”

She highlighted that “the ministry is collaborating with various state agencies to raise awareness about the importance of consumption rationalization.” She also noted that “one of the steps taken by the Ministry to reduce consumption is to work with the Petroleum Corporation to reduce loads during peak summer periods, aiming for a 20 percent reduction during that time.”

She further emphasized that the use and expansion of smart meters are key methods for rationalizing consumption and reducing loads.



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