The Saudi Electricity Company announced the completion of the electrical system for the Hajj this year, 1439 AH, at Mecca and the holy sites, which is operated by more than 1,500 engineers, technicians and administrators.
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.”
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 has ensured the high reliability of continuous feeding around the clock and full readiness of overloads at peak hours during the Umrah, Ramadan and the Hajj season, he clarified.
Eng. Al Omari highlighted that the electrical operational plan included several pillars. Most important of which is full supervision over operations and maintenance of the electrical network according to the World Safety Program (5 Stars) and the highest safety, health, occupational and environmental standards.
This also involves supporting the presence of trained technical cadres in Mecca and Medina and the holy sites by increasing the number of the departure centers that operates round the clock and distributing it. The technicians use motorcycles in moving to all sites.