SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), which accounts for around 90% of the kingdom’s electricity generating capacity, raised its total capacity to 58.46GW at end-2013, up 9.1% from 53.59GW at end-2012. In doing so, it is staying ahead of the Ministry of Electricity’s estimate of an average 5%/year increase in Saudi power demand (MEES, 6 June). Consumption by SEC customers actually fell by 4% to 199TWh last year, and the company’s newly released 2013 annual report...