Penalties for Tampering with any of SEC's Facilities

According to the Ministerial Decree No. (1/886) dated 02/11/1433H ,which mandates the use of specific penalties in situations involving possible tampering violations of Saudi Electricity Company's facilities, the specific penalties are listed on the table below.

Penalties are applied against those who commit an intentional  tampering , unintentional acts resulting in damage or breakdown of SEC's facilities and machineries, cutting or causing damage to cables, theft of electricity, etc.

Penalties are collected by ELECTRICITY & COGENERATION REGULATORY AUTHORITY (ECRA) according to "rules of discipline and estimation of repair costs of damages and compensations and determination of penalties for violation or tampering with any of Saudi Electricity Company's facilities" document.

A- Acts resulting in damage or breakdown of facilities and machineries, cutting or causing damage to cables, etc.:​

 

Serial No.

 

 

Violation Type

 

Maximum Penalty Limit (SAR)

 

1.

 

Violation against building, facility, or warehouse​

 

 

100,000

 

2.

 

Violation against vehicle or heavy equipment

 

 

100,000

 

3.

 

Violation against power plant

 

 

100,000

 

4.

 

Violation against main transmission substation for high voltage (higher than 132 KV)

 

 

100,000

 

5.

 

 

Violation against transmission substation for high voltage (from 33 KV to 132 KV)

 

 

100,000

 

 

6.

 

Violation against overhead and underground cables, and towers for the following voltages : 

 

a)    Extra high voltage transmission lines over 230 KV


 

 

100,000

 

7.


b)    High voltage transmission lines from 110 KV to 230 KV

 

100,000

 

 

8.


c)    Primary distribution lines with  medium voltages from 11 KV to less than 110  KV


 

100,000

 

 

9.


d)    Secondary distribution lines  with  low voltages less than 1 KV

 

 

100,000

 

 

10.

 

Violation against distribution equipment with 34.5 KV or less which includes the following :

 

- Distribution compact substation

 

 

100,000

 

11.

 

- Distribution substation

 

100,000

 

12.

 

- Overhead or ground level transformers

 

100,000

 

13.

 

- Medium voltage circuit  breaker

 

100,000

 

14.

- Low voltage circuit  breaker


 

50,000

 

 

15.

 

Violation against equipment, such as :

 

- Mini Pillar

 

 

50,000

 

16.

- Electricity meter or its accessories

 

 

50,000

 

 

17.

 

Violation against communication or control lines or its equipment

 

3,000

 

 

B- Violations of temparing with substation’s facilities or its grid in order to get electricity service in an illegal way :

 

Serial No.

 

 

Violation Type

 

Maximum Penalty Limit (SAR)

 

18.

 

Violation against switchgear station's main switching stations or high voltage networks stations

 

 

50,000

 

19.

 

Violation against substations

 

 

50,000

 

20.

 

Violation against transmission lines for extra high voltage (from 230 KV and above)

 

 

50,000

 

21.

 

Violation against primary distribution  lines for high voltage (from 110 KV to132 KV)

 

 

50,000

 

22.

 

Violation against primary distribution  lines for medium  voltage (from11 KV to 69 KV)

 

 

50,000

 

23.

 

Violation against secondary distribution  lines for low voltage (less than11 KV)

 

 

50,000

 

24.

 

Violation against low voltage distribution panel (LVDP)

 

 

50,000

 

25.

 

Violation against electrical equipment and  electric meters

 

 

3,000

 

26.

 

Violation against communication or control lines or its equipment

 

 

3,000

 

C- Violation to facilitate access for someone to get power from grid illegally :

 

Serial No.

 

 

Violation Type

 

Maximum Penalty Limit (SAR)

 

27.

 

 

Violation to facilitate access for someone to get power from grid illegally​

 

 

2,000

 
 

D- Violation against electrical line boundaries :

 

Serial No.

 

Violation Type

 

 

Maximum Penalty Limit (SAR)

 

28.

 

 

Violation against electrical lines boundaries

 

50,000