Saudi households consume nearly half of electricity produced in Saudi Arabia

July 1, 2014

Saudi households consume nearly half of electricity produced in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Gazette report today.  According to the Electricity & Co-Generation Regulatory Authority’s (ERCA) annual report, the household sector represented 48 percent of the total electricity consumption in 2013, 70 percent of consumption was for air-conditioning.  Average retail price of electricity to residential customers is 4 cents per kilowatthour compared to 12.31 cents per kilowatthour in the U.S.   The average Saudi household electricity consumption is almost double the average global consumption, the daily reported.

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