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Kuwait's power concerns to be fixed next summer

21 June 2010

Badr al-Shuraian, Kuwait's minister of electricity and water has said the country's vulnerability to power outages during summer months should end next year when a new power station comes online, Reuters has reported. "The Subbiya power plant will relieve Kuwait from the ghost of 99%, and next year we'll get over the problem," al-Shuraian told the parliament. Temperatures in the Gulf state reached record highs of 55 degrees Celsius last week, sending power consumption to 99% of the country's 11,000 megawatts of maximum power output capacity.

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