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Changes in Saudi Arabia Electricity Prices

Data were collected from multiple sources:

The Electricity & Co-Generation Regulatory Authority

Saudi Electricity company

Web news article (2015, December 28). Increase of Fuel, Electricity and Water prices. Retrieved from

accessed on March 22, 2018.

On October 1984, the government adopted a Tariff that increased with increasing consumption. The changes of Tariffs started in November 1984.

Tariff approved by Council of Ministries 170 and become effective in October 2000. This Tariff remained effect for approximately ten years

The residential, agricultural, mosques and charitable societies remained unchanged till 2018

In 2010, new tariff for government, commercial, and industrial consumption came into force, this was adopted by a decision of ECRA's board, to set tariffs for non-residential consumption with an upper limit of SR0.26/kWh.

In 2015, the total value of electricity consumed by the residential sector was worth about 38 billion U.S. dollars.

In 2018, the Council of Ministers has approved gradual revision of energy prices in the Kingdom including changes to electricity tariffs effective from Jan. 1. 2018, the Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA) announced that new prices will take effect on January 1st, 2018.

source: ECRA

Citation: Alghamdi, Abeer. 2018. “Changes in Saudi Arabia Electricity Prices.” [dataset].

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