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Kuwait plans eight power plants with combined 17 300 MW capacity

  • 5 months ago (2021-06-07)
  • David Flin
Gas 238 Middle East 271

A report has been issued by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Electricity, Water, and Renewable Energy regarding the establishment of eight power plants to generate a combined capacity of 17 300 MW. The report said that gas-fired combined-cycle plants and would constitute 61 per cent of the country’s total generation capacity in 2035, with renewable energy accounting for 15 per cent by 2035.

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The eight plants will be located at Az Zour station, Doha, Shargiya, Al Khairan, Nuwaiseeb, Al Subbiya, Al Shagaya, and Al Shuaiba.

The report also stated that the Public-Private Partnership Projects Authority has announced the third phase of the Shagaya Complex for Renewable Energy Project, one of the projects submitted by the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research. This is an integrated project to generate 2000 MW of renewable energy through both photovoltaic panels and concentrated solar power.