Kuwait expects alternative energy plans be completed before 2030

KUWAIT – Oil Minister and Minister of Electricity and Water Bakheet Al-Rashidi has expected the completion of state plans to depend on alternative energy for producing 15 percent of the country’s power, before 2030.

After the 33rd meeting of the executive commission on rationalization of electricity and water in the state bodies, the minister called in a press statement for cooperation with the Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) to use photoelectric panels to generate power in the new schools being set up in residential areas.

Many countries have adopted the successful trend, the minister said, referring to coordination with the state bodies, especially in the oil sector.

For his part, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Electricity and Water engineer Mohammad Bushehri said that they had agreed with the Ministry of Public Works to commit contractors constructing the latter’s facilities to install photoelectric panels to provide 15 to 20 percent of each building.

Head of the Ministry of Electricity and Water’s Technical Committee engineer Ali Al-Aidi, lauded the first power rationalization forum held in December 2017 at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET).

State bodies submitted several papers to the forum on renewable energy and power rationalization, he said.

By Staff Writer, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
20 FEBRUARY, 2018
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