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.