Kuwait to Build Clean Energy Stations
Kuwait is set to invest in clean energy stations as it looks to provide sustainable power amid fears over future shortages, according to the Minister of Electricity, Water, and Renewable Energy.
Constructing clean energy stations will honour growing electricity demands and provide cheap power.
Dr. Jassem Al Ostad said, “We will have a power shortage in the coming years, so the state’s approach is to invite corporates or consortiums to establish clean energy stations in what is known as the Independent Power Provider”.
Clean energy in Kuwait
He added that these companies would build solar power stations that provided clean and cheap electricity while also aiding Kuwait’s commitment towards the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to provide renewable and clean energy and minimise emissions.
Al Ostad signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Energy Department of China regarding power systems and renewable energy.
The MoU was signed during Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah’s visit to Hangzhou at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Al Ostad called on the importance of changing to clean energy through environment-friendly projects.
He said solar panels could be installed on the roofs of schools and houses and could be connected to the power grid.
The Minister cited similar projects in neighbouring countries that proved to be successful.
He added: “The Crown Prince has been clear in his instructions to establish renewable energy stations, and the MoU with the Chinese side served this purpose”.
Source: Arabian Business