Riyadh, Saudi Arabia --- (METERING.COM) --- August 27, 2008 – The Saudi Electricity Company has announced plans to introduce pay-as-you-go (prepayment) meters in the country, with a view to enabling customers to manage their consumption more efficiently.

The utility has spent several years studying the concept of prepayment, and visiting those countries which have already installed pay-as-you-go systems to evaluate the technologies available and the communication between the utility and its customers.

Customers will be given the new meters free of charge, and will be able to purchase electric smart cards in many shops and shopping malls, as is presently the case for those purchasing cards for their cell phones.