Water consumption in Kuwait reached a record of around 462 million gallons yesterday, exceeding the country’s production of an estimated at 456 million gallons per day by nearly 6 million gallons, according to figures reported in local media.
Power consumption on Saturday also spiked following high outside temperatures. The power load index registered over14,670 megawatts due to high temperatures, which is just 130 megawatts shy of the maximum power load of 14,800 megawatts that the Ministry of Electricity and Water estimates for the year.
Meanwhile, the ministry is understood to be working on the completion of designs for the construction of six new electricity substations in the suburbs. The new substations, which are being designed to be energy efficient and environment-friendly, is estimated to cost around KD5 million each and is projected to be completed within two years from the signing of the contract.