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Kuwait well placed to tackle peak summer demand

Nation will provide additional power generation for summer loads

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Kuwait is prepared for the annual summer peak in electricity demand. (Getty Images)
Kuwait is prepared for the annual summer peak in electricity demand. (Getty Images)

Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water has announced that the ministry will provide an additional 2,200 megawatts of energy this year in a bid to avoid power outages and restrictions during the peak summer period.

Minister Bader Al-Shreiaan has told reporters that the fact all of Kuwait’s power stations are working at full capacity this year will make coping with the rise in demand much easier, with the Kingdom’s Al-Zour plant also tipped to add an additional 1,300 megawatts to the grid in June.

“Last year we had two units with a capacity of 500 megawatts out of service in Sabiyya and Doha, but service and maintenance this year was excellent and all our units are back online,” said Al Shreiaan, adding that with all the nation’s desalination units also operational and running at full capacity, he was also hoping to see the fruit of rationalising plans and awareness campaigns to head into the summer with good reserves.
 

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