SEC Monopoly

Salman al-Jishi, a businessman from the Eastern Province, writes:

It is hardly possible to identify where the real problem lies — with the unwieldy SEC or the ECRA — which is expected to regulate the power sector and end the monopoly of the SEC to pave the way for fair competition in the sector.

Repeated blackouts during the hot summer months this year caused many people to complain loudly, but SEC tried to play down the cuts. Meanwhile, ECRA seemed unable to stand firmly for consumers in the face of SEC monopoly over the sector.