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MEW to install e-car chargers in ‘homes’ – 60 days time given

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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: According to the decision issued by the Minister of Electricity and Water Eng. Ali Al-Mousa to determine the technical specifications and rules governing the use of electric vehicle chargers, and the subsequent publication of the decision and its regulations in the Official Gazette “Kuwait Al-Youm” in Sunday’s the Al-Qabas daily said 60 days separate us from the start of installing electric vehicle chargers in homes and various facilities.

The decision, a copy of which has been obtained by the daily, said vehicle chargers will be allowed to be installed in the first phase of implementing the decision, which extends until December 2025 in 7 destinations — establishments, institutions, government bodies, commercial establishments, investment facilities, administrative buildings in government facilities, fuel filling stations, private housing, highways and main roads.

The decision stipulates chargers should be installed in private housing through alternating current so that the electrical load capacity of one charger does not exceed 22 kilowatts per hour. The decision indicated that the installation of these chargers is conditional on submitting an application to the electrical distribution networks sector in the ministry, as is the case when giving new power supply or to another existing booster, while adhering to the technical specifications as specified by the ministry.

The decision stated that the consumption tariff will be calculated in accordance with the tariff stipulated in Law 20 of 2016 and its executive regulation, with the prohibition of reselling electricity at a tariff exceeding that legally established procedures, provided that the implementation of the decision takes effect 60 days after its publication in the Official Gazette.

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