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Update May 1, 2017: The deadline has been extended to Sunday, May 7, 2017

April 17, 2017

The Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA) is completing the drafting of a small photovoltaic solar system that sets out the regulatory requirements related to small photovoltaic solar systems related to the distribution system in Saudi Arabia. The regulation also establishes the net measurement method for energy consumed at the connected facility, to the electricity distribution network, while ensuring the efficient and safe installation, maintenance and operation of small photovoltaic solar systems in all installations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and their impact on the electricity system.

The regulation includes a model agreement between the service provider and the consumer qualified for the installation of small photovoltaic solar systems sets out the terms and conditions and responsibilities of the parties. The regulation also specifies the requirements and requirements for qualification of contractors or consultants, expertise, competencies and training required by employees wishing to undertake work related to small photovoltaic solar systems.

The completion of these regulations is an important step in the deployment of small photovoltaic solar applications in the Kingdom, and therefore invites the Electricity and Producing General Authority to participate in the presentation of observations and observations on the small solar photovoltaic regulations document available at the following link:

Click here for Arabic version

For English version click here

All comments and comments on the regulations may be sent to the Commission no later than 01/08/1438 H corresponding to 27/04/2017 at 3:00 pm. To one of the following addresses:

A. Email:,

B. Handling (hard copy or electronic) by hand or by mail to the following address:

Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority
General Directorate of Technical Affairs
Pour. 4540 Riyadh 11412
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

C – by fax at 00966112019113

In response to the call from ECRA, SASIA would like to invite industry experts to share their feedback and comments.

Contributions are accepted either through the Google Sheet (an online document) or through joining the live discussion at Whatsapp Group,

Good Sheet document is available at this link 


To join the Whatsapp group, kindly click on the image below or follow this link:

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