The Domestic Need for Electricity

In the last ten years, Kuwait’s power consumption has doubled driven by the fast population growth rate, which counts today just over four million people. The demand for power reached a 14.3 GW peak at a 6% to 8% annual growth. 70% of Kuwait’s peak power demand is used to power air conditioning.

Water consumption follows suit. Kuwait has the highest water consumption level in the world, and desalinated water accounts for 93% of water consumption.

Today, Kuwait’s electricity fuel mix consists of 73% oil. Oil consumed in the power sector reaches 8.7% of the country’s 2.5 million barrel of oil produced per day. Natural gas is also required for refinery and petrochemical operations. Kuwait has been importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) since 2009.

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