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MEW, KPTC launch energy conservation awareness

Ministry of Electricity signs contracts

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Electricity, Water, and Renewable Energy (MEW) launched 30 public transportation buses carrying awareness advertisements to promote energy conservation in cooperation with the Kuwait Public Transport Company (KPTC). The Ministry stated in a press release that the advertisements for the “Wafer” (Conserve) campaign and the “Hafiz” (Preserve) program, which encourage the rationalization of water and electricity consumption, were broadcast.

This grants people incentives of up to 50 percent off their bills through conserving water and electricity in private residences, reflecting the ministry’s belief in the importance of awareness campaigns to reduce excessive consumption of electricity and water. The ministry explained that the national campaign will assist in updating its vision regarding the country’s electricity and water needs and rationalizing their consumption, which will directly alleviate the burden on public finances and contribute to the development of the environmental system in Kuwait. The campaign aimed to change the consumption behavior of electricity and water among individuals in Kuwait.

Ministry signs contracts

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Electricity, Water, and Renewable Energy has signed contracts on Sunday for the purchase of approximately 500 megawatts of energy through the Gulf electricity interconnection network extending from Oman to Kuwait. The undersecretary of the ministry, Haitham Al-Ali, said in a press statement that this brings technical and economic benefits to Kuwait, especially with the proximity of the offers submitted for energy purchase prices to the cost of production.

For his part, the CEO of the Gulf Electric Interconnection Authority, Engineer Ahmed Al-Ibrahim, said in a similar statement that the energy market is one of the most efficient markets in the region. He pointed out that the Ministry and the Gulf Interconnection Authority have agreed on the offers submitted for the supply of electric energy to Kuwait during the coming June so that they can be renewed during the coming July and August according to the conditions and needs of interconnected networks from member states.

He pointed out that the trade of electric energy between the Gulf countries aims to sustain development, raise the level of reliability of supply electricity, and save electricity production costs by providing sustainable electricity at competitive prices, as well as reduce the costs of electricity production and station construction. Al-Ibrahim said that this trade enables system operators to reduce costs and operate systems more efficiently by exploiting opportunities to import or export energy at a short-term level, which benefits the electricity companies and authorities in the Gulf countries and increases the safety and efficiency of operational operations. — KUNA

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