Ministry warns of rising energy consumption rates

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) warned about growing electricity and water consumption rates in Kuwait, and predicted the total annual subsidies needed for these utilities to reach KD 10 billion, even after applying the new consumption tariffs. The ministry also urged the public to take serious efforts towards achieving
conservation, reducing their electricity and water consumption and building energy-saving houses.

In a letter sent to Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan, Minister of Electricity and Water and Minister of Oil Essam Al-Marzouq told him that MEW consumption rates were alarmingly increasing and so are the sums needed to subsidize them. He also expected subsidies to reach KD 10 billion once the Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) finishes building 250,000 new under-construction housing units. MEW also demanded the use of energy-saving materials to build new smart homes that save electricity and water and including them in the conditions on providing citizens with the KD 30,000 construction material subsidy.

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Mahesh Kumar Menghani
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
public awareness should be increased with different drives for saving water & electricity. Help of all school children should be taken in this drive. Use of solar lamps for outdoor could also save lot of energy.

pauline
Monday, March 27, 2017
please put tap off while u brush your teeth,& also teach your children & other family members to do so,put off lights when you go out from the house ,try to do little things which may help others,because water is a free gift from God ,please don't miss-use it.

fred
Monday, March 27, 2017
All these announcements are totally waste, since the end user is only paying 1 fills or 3 fills for the electricity. The industries or home users are least bothered to save electricity, since they literally pay nothing for the electricity.

Insaniyat
Monday, March 27, 2017
Its good to go with Solar Energy.

Truth
Sunday, March 26, 2017
In Kuwait most of the high electricity consuming units like Air conditioners, Fridges and lifts are not maintained properly. Most of them are very old and high amount energy consumers. Most of the buildings air conditioners are exposed to direct sunlight. If the consumers try to save energy on these counts they can indirectly help the country and the whole globe alsi.

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