Requirements and Stages for Electricity Service Connection

There are required documents that need to be attached to the request and procedures that must be met depending on the type of service being requested in order to complete the requirements, after filling out the service request form (available in SEC’s website or at the customer service offices), as per the following :

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Electricity Service Connection requests: 

​The electricity service will be connected  to various facilities that meet safety requirements; not to boxes made from wood, straw or flammable materials, in three stages as follows:   

     

Coordination Certificate

 

Coordination Certificate :

It is a certificate obtained by the applicant from the Company prior to the issuance of a building permit. It indicates the possibility of electricity connection, the amount of loads of the building, number of units, capacity of breakers, size and measurement of cables and the ways they will be extended.

Requirements:

1- A copy of the initial license application from the municipality or the survey report.

2- Approval of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance to pay consumption bills for mosques and their facilities affiliated to the ministry or under its management.

3- Submit a building plan for compliance check.

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Electricity Service Request

The service applicant may apply for electricity service connection after initiating construction, in accordance with the following requirements:

First:  Cases wherein a coordination certificate has already been issued:

1- Building permit.

2- Start to install thermal insulation in the facility; to be followed up by the Company.

3- Prepare the meter(s') location in accordance with the technical requirements of the Company, including cable outlets  according to approved sizes.

4- Implement grounding.

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Second: Cases wherein a coordination certificate has never been issued.

a- Residential requests:

  • Requests with building permit

1- A copy of building permit

2- Starting to install thermal insulation in the facility; to be followed-up by the company.

3- Prepare the meter(s') location in accordance with the technical requirements of the Company, including cable outlets according to approved sizes.

4- Implement grounding.


  • Request with no deeds:

    1- Approval letter from the municipality.
    2- Prepare the meter(s') location in accordance with the technical requirements of the Company, including cables outlets according to approved sizes.
    3- Implement grounding.

b- Commercial requests:

1- A copy of the building permit.

2- Start to install thermal insulation in the facility; to be followed-up by the company.

3- Prepare the meter(s') location in accordance with the technical requirements of the Company, including cable outlets according to approved sizes.

4- Implement grounding.

 

 c- Mosques and its facilities requests:

1- A copy of building permit.

2- Approval of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance to pay consumption bills for mosques and their facilities affiliated to the ministry or under its management.

3- Prepare the meter(s') location in accordance with the technical requirements of the Company, including cable outlets according to approved sizes.

4- Implement grounding.

 

d- Governmental requests:

1- A copy of building permit or a letter for sites wherein it is not applicable.

2- Identify the required electrical loads.

3- Start to install thermal insulation in the facility; to be followed-up by the company.

4- Prepare the meter(s') location in accordance with the technical requirements of the Company, including cable outlets according to approved sizes.

5- Implement grounding.

Third: Cases where in a coordination certificate is not required :

a- Industrial requests:

1- A copy of the initial permit from the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources.

2- A copy of the request for building permit from the Saudi Authority of Industrial Cities and Technology Zones (MODON).

3- Energy efficiency certificate from the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center for factories that are included in the center's activities.

4- Submit electrical plan design indicating the required electrical loads.

 

b- Agricultural requests:

1- A copy of the deed or approval of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture.

2- A copy of geographical map of the site, indicating land boundaries and surrounding streets.

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Launching the electricity services:

The launching of the requested electricity service shall commence upon completion of the project. The applicant shall submit a building completion certificate (permission certificate from the concerned authority) and shall consider adding the feeder meter's consumption of each unit, commercial shops or open offices without partitions and in one combined bill.

Request for additions

It is the process of connecting power supply to additional construction areas which are considered as separate units, after obtaining a permit from the municipality..

Requirements:

1- Building letter/permit from the municipality in which the number of addition units are specified.

2- Field inspection to verify the number of units and to confirm that the add units are indeed independent of each other.

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Upgrading requests

It is the process of upgrading the power supply allocated to an existing unit as required by the applicant due to the increase in the actual loads of his building or new construction to which the terms of the separated units are not applicable.

Requirements:

1- Payment of the last bill.

2- Owner's approval (if the requester is an investor or a tenant).

3- Submit a statement showing the additional loads.

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Division Requests

It is to divide the current electrical capacity allocated to a residential or commercial unit using the space system of areas that include many new residential or commercial units.

Requirements:

1- Building letter/permit from the municipality showing the number of divided units.

2- Payment of the last bill.

3- Field inspection to verify that the divided units are separated as per the company's terms.

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Application for group metering​

It is the process of replacing multiple meters with one meter.​

Requirements:

1- Meters' clearance.

2- Owner's approval (if requester is an investor or a tenant)

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Temporary electricity service connection request

a- Temporary electricity service connection for construction purposes:

It is a temporary provision of electricity service  with the use of a temporary meter for a limited period of time to sites under construction.  

Requirements:

1- The applicant must have a valid building permit or regulatory license. 

2-  He has to identify the place to install  temporary and permanent meters.  

3- Payment of the actual costs.

4- Obtain authorization from the relevant body (governmental/private), to obtain provisional electricity service on behalf of the applicant for his project.

5- The temporary meter's capacity is 30 amperes which may be raised by not more than 10% of the total permanent load, after providing justifications to do so, and will be installed as  close as possible to the circuit breaker.

 

b- Temporary electricity service connection for special events:

It is a temporary provision of electricity service with or without a meter for a limited period of time to special events such as wedding parties, official events, and festivals. 

​Requirements:

1- A letter from the competent authority, which includes information about the site, a diagram, the type of event and its duration. 

2- Submit the request three days before the appointment for electrical loads that do not require network work procedures. 

3- Availability of technical capabilities to connect the electricity service.

4- Payment of connection fees.

5- Provision of the necessary safety requirements  in accordance with the requirements of the General Directorate of Civil Defense.

 

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Requirements for the removal and reinstallation of the meter for a temporary period

a- Requirements for meter removal for a temporary period:

In case the owner requests removal and reinstallation of the meter for the purpose of renovating or reconstructing a facility, the following must be followed:

1- Submit a permit for demolition and rebuilding or renovation.

2- Settle the consumption bill.

3- Pay the full costs to remove and reinstall the meter if the recovered materials are no longer reusable.

4- Make sure no one else is using the meter.

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b- Requirements for reinstallation of the meter that has been temporarily removed:

Requirements:

1. Submit a building permit.

2- Attach the last electricity bill pertaining to the meter that has been removed. 

3- Pay the connection fees in case of increased load.

4- Pay any additional cost in the event the location of the new meter is not in the same location as that of the removed meter.

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c- Retaining the meter until renovation or rebuilding is completed:

The owner may retain the meter whether at its original place or transfer it to another place location within the same property until the renovation or rebuilding is completed; provided, however, that the owner takes responsibility to preserve the Company's equipment during construction or renovation and that he accepts responsibility for the loss or damage to it.  In the event of transferring the meter to another location, the owner shall prepare an appropriate place for it as per the Company's direction, in which case  the owner bears the actual cost of transfer.​

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Request to change meter voltage by the applicant

It is a process wherein a service applicant requests to change the distribution voltage from low or medium to another standard low or medium distribution voltage.  This could be done if the following requirements are met:

1- Fill out the service request form.

2- The requested voltage shall be one of the standard voltages approved by the Company.

3- If the service applicant  desires to change the station voltage to any voltage other than the standard voltage applied by the Company in the same area, then he shall be provided with the medium distribution voltage prevailing in the area.  The service applicant shall be responsible for securing, installing, operating and maintaining the transformers and their accessories.

4- The equipment's location/path shall not be changed.  In case the service applicant desires to change the location, he cannot do so without the Company's approval for the proposed location.

5- The service applicant shall bear all costs thereof.​

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