Kuwait should aim to be a global leader in water and energy efficiency by developing new policies and introducing new technology into its energy supply chain, MEED Kuwait Energy & Efficiency Conference chairman Edmund O’Sullivan said in speech at the event.
“Energy and water efficiency will be one of the most important sources of growth in GCC states in the next 25 years,” O’Sullivan. “This will require upgrading the knowledge skills of the region’s labour force, applying new energy and water production technologies and applying appropriate government policies including effective energy and water demand water management measures.”
O’Sullivan said is doing more to contain electricity and water consumption than is widely supposed. He said that this encompasses compulsory district cooling in new housing projects, compulsory thermal energy saving in airconditioning systems and plans to introduce light-emitting diode (LED) lighting in Kuwait’s street lighting network.
“Kuwait’s taking energy and water efficiency seriously, but, of course, more can always be done,” O’Sullivan said.
The Kuwait Energy & Water Efficiency Conference is being held in the Jumeirah Messilah Beach hotel in Kuwait City. The conference is supported by the Ministry of Electricity & Water and endorsed by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS).
Drake & Scull and Kimmco are conference sponsors. Commercial Bank of Kuwait (CBK) and Mushrif Trading & Contracting Company are networking sponsors.