Electricity: History, Stage 2 (continued)

In the years from 1976 to 1981 (1396 - 1401 AH) all community electricity generation was gradually subsumed under the four regional Saudi Consolidated Electricity Companies (SCECOs), located in the Central, Eastern, Southern and Western regions of the Kingdom.

With the formulation of a coherent development plan and the establishment of the SCECOs, the Government was able to implement an electrification program that brought electricity to the towns and, from the towns, to the villages and settlements throughout the Kingdom.

In 1970 (1390 AH), there were 216,000 customers for electricity in the Kingdom. In 1996, there were 3,035,000. In 2006, this figure had increased to 4,955,906.

In May, 2003, electricity was made the responsibility of the Ministry of Water and Electricity.

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