Published: 2019-01-23 11:37
Last Updated: 2019-01-23 16:52
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Hala Zawati, said that the Cabinet's decision to approve the installation of solar energy systems linked to the electricity grid in rural fils will serve about 7,000 families benefiting from the National Aid Fund.
Minister Zawati in a press statement on Wednesday stressed the importance of the decision to reduce the burden of monthly electricity bills on poor families and expand the share of beneficiaries of rural fils inside and outside the boundaries of regulation associated with electrical networks.
Zawati said that the decision includes the installation of solar energy systems connected with the electrical network at the expense of rural fils to reduce the value of the monthly bill incurred by them, in addition to the expansion of the beneficiaries of the service for the delivery of electricity at the expense of rural fils, especially that 99% of the Kingdom get electricity.
She said that one of the rural fils goals is to contribute to the exploitation of local energy sources in the production of electricity, and that the approval of the Cabinet is to help this group of society to reduce the cost of the energy bill and strengthen the contribution of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in the efforts to sustain development and promote the principle of ‘Takaful’, which is one of the axes of the project.
Zawati also stressed the importance of the decision to spread the culture of energy conservation and to move towards sustainable clean energy by exploiting local energy sources and enhancing it.