Failure at Subiya power plant resulted in power interruptions
- Power shortage in Kuwait on 27 May
- Failure at Subiya power station
- Kuwait is facing a race to install new capacity
Kuwait suffered a power shortage on 27 May as a result of a failure at the Subiya power station, according to sources active in the countrys electricity sector.
MEED understands that a failure at the Subiya plant resulted in interruptions in the countrys electricity supply. This is the second time that a problem at the Subiya plant has reportedly caused interruptions, with a failure in February also resulting in a supply issue.
Kuwait is facing a race to install new capacity to keep up with the growing demand, which is being driven by rapid population growth and industrial growth. MEW estimates that an additional 10.5GW of new capacity will be required by 2022 to meet expected demand.
In the first quarter of 2015, developers were invited to submit prequalification entries for the countrys next IWPPs, Al-Zour North 2 and Al-Khiran 1.
MEED was unable to obtain a comment from MEW regarding the outage as of 1 June.
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