Emir of Madinah Prince Faisal Bin Salman inaugurated two power projects costing SR262mn (nearly $71mn). The Nakheel transfer station and the New Airport transfer station will also be linked to the main grid of the Saudi Electric Company (SEC).
At the virtual event, the emir praised the role of the energy ministry in enabling the power utility to carry out its expansion plans; throughout the Madinah region, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said late Tuesday.
He also stressed the need to complete all development projects on time. The new power stations will help ease the load on the adjacent power feeders; and ensure uninterrupted electricity supply to 46,000 consumers in eight neighborhoods; including the King Fahd scheme, Aira, Al-Aqoul, Al-Haras, Al-Salam, Aziziyah, Al-Zahra, and Al-Ayoun.
The two power stations consist of three transformers each. They include modern communication, protections as well as remote control systems.
The acting CEO of SEC, Khaled Al-Rashed; also praised the Madinah governor for his continuous support to the utility’s development plans.