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. 

Within the framework of Solar Atlas for the Mediterranean Project, RCREEE participates in the organization of two training courses on solar resources and PV technology. The two courses are organized as a part of RCREEE efforts to contribute in building and strengthening of Arab expertise in fields...
TaqaWay sustainable energy knowledge portal started a new cooperation with Energypedia. This cooperation is to reinforce the accessibility of information related to renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE). In addition, it facilitates finding reliable, accurate and updated information on RE...
“Energy Efficiency Financial Mechanisms - How to make EE bankable?” The league of Arab States in cooperation with RCREEE, GIZ and MED-ENEC organized a round table discussion on “Energy Efficiency Financial Mechanisms – How to make EE bankable?” in Cairo, Egypt from 6 to 7 December, 2015. In his...
November 29, 2015, the Kuwait oil company will be hosting the leading “Kuwait Sustainable Energy Conference and Exhibition”. The conference aims to support Kuwait’s 2030 energy vision to increase energy supply from renewables to 15%. In addition, the conference is considered to be a vital platform...
September 06, 2015- Within the framework of Solar Med Atlas project, RCREEE in coordination with RENAC renewable academy, organized a Seminar entitled “Train-the-Trainer (TTT) programme on solar energy" in Cairo, Egypt. The course targeted professionals in the field of solar energy in the MENA...
Capacity development in the Arab region needs both technical and financial knowledge to ensure the cost effective planning of future sustainable development projects. In this context, the Regional Center for Renewable Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in cooperation with the German Development Cooperation...
On the Occasion of the Second Annual United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Forum, The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invites you to: Expert Session: “The Arab World’s Transition to Sustainable...
On 23 April 2015, RCREEE participated in the International Conference “Arab Governance Energy Forum” in Lebanon. Dr. Maged Mahmoud, Head of Projects and Technical Affairs at RCREEE was a keynote speaker in the roundtable discussion: “Renewable Energies towards a Green Future”. Dr. Mahmoud presented...
1. Introduction The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in cooperation with GIZ, the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy and the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) are organizing a three-day intensive training course on dynamic investment-...
On Monday, 23 March 2015, RCREEE participated in the Arab launch of the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024) , in Amman, Jordan. Launching the SE4ALL initiative in the Arab Region is an important milestone, as the region is expected to play an active role in the...

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