Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Energy and Chairman of the Water and Electricity Regulatory Authority, approved the executive rules and procedures necessary for applying electricity consumption tariffs for cloud computing activity, provided that the electricity consumption tariff for the activity is 18 halalas / kilowatt hour.
The decision of the Board of Directors of the Water and Electricity Regulatory Authority, published in the Official Gazette, indicated that these rules and procedures will be implemented from the date of issuance, provided that the decision is notified to whoever is required to implement it. The rules and procedures include the eligibility requirements for the application of the electricity consumption tariff for the cloud computing activity, the eligibility period for applying the tariff, and the application steps. As for existing establishments – licensed by the competent authority – the tariff will be applied after 30 days from the date of its approval, provided that this tariff remains fixed for those establishments for a period of 7 years from the date of its application to them.
With regard to new establishments that apply for the delivery of electricity before the end of 2023, the tariff will be applied to them from the date of launching the electric current to them or after 30 days from the date of adopting the tariff (whichever comes later), provided that the tariff remains fixed for those establishments for a period of 7 years from the date of Start applying them.
The consumer must have a valid registration or license from the Communications Authority
That the costs are separated into separate accounts
The ratio of electricity cost (before tariff application) to operating costs is higher than 20%
Owning special electricity consumption meters
Actively cloud computing
That the annual electrical load factor is not less than 80%.