No power cuts for Kuwait: official
Kingdom plans to legislate for rising power demand this summer
Kuwaiti officials have insisted that there will be no electricity shortages in the Kingdom this summer, as new plants come online to help cope with the rise in demand, the Kuwait Times has reported.
“Although we expect a nine per cent increase in power compared to last year,” said Dr Mishan Al-Otaibi, the Ministry of Electricity and Water’s assistant undersecretary of planning and training. “This year there won’t be a shortage.”
Speaking at the opening of the second Kuwait Electricity Conference and Exhibition, he explained: “Last year, electricity consumption reached 11,000 megawatts and it’s expected to reach 12,000 this summer. By the beginning of June, the new Subbiya power station will be operating according to our work plan.”
The ministry’s development plan includes 200 projects worth KD6 billion, of which KD2 billion will be spent on power production projects. The rest is planned to be spent on the expansion of networks, and the installation of new meters.