Saudi Electricity Company to pay Saudis for excess solar energy production

Updated 28 August 2017
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Saudi Electricity Company to pay Saudis for excess solar energy production

RIYADH: The Saudi Electricity Co. (SEC) will pay citizens money if their solar panels produce energy that exceeds their household consumption per year, Dr. Abdullah Al-Shehri, governor of the Electricity and Co-Generation Regulatory Authority, said Friday.
The budget for the compensation has not been determined yet, he added.
If the energy produced by solar panels exceeds household consumption in a given month, the exceeded energy will be saved for the following month; the householder will not get any money unless production exceeds consumption for a year, he said.
Al-Shehri predicted that the production capacity of renewable energy will reach 9.5 GW by 2023.
He said the SEC should provide training programs for solar energy contractors.


Saudi Arabian Nazaha’s fight against corruption continues

Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board. (SPA)
Updated 19 February 2019
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Saudi Arabian Nazaha’s fight against corruption continues

  • Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030

JEDDAH: Complaints to the Saudi National Anti-Corruption Commission, Nazaha, have risen by 50 percent in a single year amid increasing efforts to combat financial and administrative misconduct in the Kingdom.
Nazaha received 15,591 reports in 2018 compared with 10,402 the previous year, according to statistics released by the commission.
Financial and administrative corruption cases made up the bulk of the reports.
Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board and 3.37 percent to the Kingdom’s Presidency of State Security.
The commission’s smartphone app received 29 percent of the reports, followed by the website at 23.6 percent, while 19.2 percent of the complaints were made in person at Nazaha’s branches. AN Jeddah
Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030.