Kuwait

Kuwait is among the most fossil fuel rich countries in the world. The country holds one of the world’s largest oil reserves and, as an OPEC member, is a top oil-exporting country. Oil sales represent half of the country’s GDP, and account for 95% of government income. 

Kuwait’s electricity consumption relies almost entirely on oil products and natural gas for power generation. Currently, the country is facing important grid and capacity issues as well as rapidly growing energy demand. As a response to these shortages, the Kuwaiti government is planning to increase generation capacity in the next decades. Most of newly planned capacity will come from natural gas or oil, but the government also aims to generate 15% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. These targets are to be achieved by capitalizing on the country’s wind and solar energy potential. Kuwait has also set energy efficiency targets to reduce energy consumption by 10% in the residential and industrial sector, as well as to improve power generation efficiency by 5% in the utility sector.

Kuwait is a RCREEE member state since 2014. 

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Description: In its fifth edition AFEX report confirms the strong commitment of the Arab counties to embrace strong forward policies and capture the immense value of the RE business.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2019
Langauge: English
Description: This paper was presented in the 11th Arab Energy Conference in Morocco. This paper briefly presents the role of IOCs in the de-carbonization process and the new business models that are currently used worldwide.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2018
Langauge: English
Description: Pan Arab Certified Energy Management Professional Program (PA-CEMP) is a professional certification program endorsed by the Executive Bureau of the Arab Ministerial Council of Electricity in their 32th session on May 31, 2016.
Document type: Brochures
Publication Year: 2017
Langauge: English
Description: The AFEX Energy Efficiency 2017 details the efforts and progress achieved by Arab countries to develop their energy efficiency markets throughout the various sectors and put forth comprehensive road-maps that effectively establish targeted EE programs.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2017
Langauge: English
Description: This guideline identifies the technical requirements and frame works needed to integrate different renewable energy technologies into electricity grids.
Document type: Models & Guides
Publication Year: 2017
Langauge: English
Description: Tourism is a key dynamic industry that has played a pivotal role in flourishing economies in the MENA region over the past years. This manual looks into the Solar PV & Thermal Applications for Hotel Sector in the MENA region.
Document type: Models & Guides
Publication Year: 2017
Langauge: English
Description: This document presents a reporting methodology for the Arab Renewable Energy Framework “AREF”.
Document type: Models & Guides
Publication Year: 2017
Langauge: English
Description: Flyer for the Arab index dedicated to monitoring and analyzing sustainable energy competitiveness in the Arab region.
Document type: Brochures
Publication Year: 2016
Langauge: English
Description: AFEX™ is the first Arab index dedicated to monitoring and analyzing sustainable energy competitiveness in the Arab region and offers both quantitative and qualitative analysis on key renewable energy and energy efficiency markets in 20 Arab countries.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2016
Langauge: English
Description: This report summarizes all the activities that have been implemented regarding the development and implementation of the End Use Electrical EE Guidelines by 2014
Publication Year: 2014
Langauge: Arabic

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We are honored to present RCREEE representatives in Kuwait as follows

Board of Trustees Member

Eng. Khalid Ali Ebaid

Department Director
Ministry of Electricity and Water

Focal Point

Eng. Zainab Garashi

Head of Section
Ministry of Electricity and Water