MEW content with drastic decline in power load
KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18: Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has put in place integrated mechanisms for establishing labor cities in line with international standards for labor accommodation, reports Al-Anba daily quoting reliable sources from PAM.
They indicated that work is underway to develop integrated mechanisms for the establishment of labor cities in accordance with the standards for housing workers, as specified in the special decisions regulating labor housing and for providing all the facilities necessary to protect the health and safety of workers in terms of the nature of housing and services as per international standards.
The sources affirmed that PAM will work with all the parties concerned with the issue of establishing labor cities, either through joint committees or work teams, so that all plans are in accordance with the standards specified in international laws and Kuwait’s labor law in terms of meeting all health requirements for housing purposes.
They stressed that PAM has been working the past phases on preparing many studies, and issued decisions regarding the controls and conditions for labor housings, adding that it will put all studies and decisions at the disposal of committees and special work teams involved with establishing labor cities within the scope of industrial plots and government projects.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Electricity and Water expressed satisfaction in the drastic decline in electricity load over the past few days that reaches below 14 thousand megawatts. It expected the maximum load for this year will be around 14960 megawatts as recorded on July 30, reports Al-Qabas daily.
The daily quoting sources said the maximum recorded load is about 640 megawatts and less than the 15600 megawatts previously anticipated for this year in the ministry’s studies, indicating that high humidity keeps the loads at the same levels during the day and night, unlike days when temperatures are high during the day and the load decreases remarkably with a drop in temperature at night.
Sources expected the electricity load will witness a spike again with an increase in humidity this September, coinciding with the resumption of school early October.
In the same context, sources emphasized the Ministry’s satisfaction with the current situation has accelerated development of the maintenance program for next summer, which has already been approved by various departments, indicating that maintenance operations will begin in the last week of August.
They pointed out that the program includes radical maintenance of some units at various stations, in addition to regular maintenance of all other units that can be taken out of service, in light of the current abundance and absence of a need to keep them in a ready-to-operate mode. It is noteworthy the electricity load this Monday was about 13400 MW, indicating a difference of about 1500 MW from the peak loads recorded this summer