Over 1500 staff keeping the power up during the 2018 Hajj


The Saudi Electricity Company has announced that electricity supply will be stable at this year’s Hajj, due to the completion of the electrical system of 1439 AH, at Mecca and the holy sites.

The system will be operated by more than 1,500 engineers, technicians and administrators and, fully supervised and maintained by the Saudi Electricity Company.

Eng. Abdul Salam bin Rashid Al Omari, head of the Western Sector in the Saudi Electricity Company and General Supervisor of the Hajj Plan, said “the new electrical projects the company implemented, would provide the highest level of reliability for the electricity services, seeking to provide the maximum comfort for pilgrims. On both levels; the efficiency of the service itself or the performance of its cadres in the holy places, aligned with the direction of the wise leadership.”

Eng. Al Omari has mentioned that the electrical operational plan was based on several pillars, the main pillar being full supervision over operations and maintenance of the electrical network according to the World Safety Programme, as well as the implementation of the highest safety, health, occupational and environmental standards.

Fully trained technical cadres will be on site in Mecca and Medina holy sites and the number of the departure centers that operates round the clock would be increased.

Technicians will be fully mobile with the use motorcycles, allowing mobility between holy sites.

There is continuous coordination throughout the year between Saudi Electricity’s center of operation in Mecca and Medina and the General Presidency for the affairs of the Holy Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque operation center.

This year-round preparation ensure a high level of reliability and readiness. Continuous feeding around the clock, even during overloads at peak hours during the Umrah, Ramadan and the Hajj season, will be catered for.