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MEW’s team collects KD 2.5 mn dues from consumers since 2013 – Municipality removes 2,254 violating billboards

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 27: Head of the bill collection team from Ministry of Electricity and Water Khalifa Al-Daub revealed that the team has so far collected dues worth KD 2.5 million from consumers since its inception in January 2013, reports Al-Qabas daily. He said, “Since mid of this year, the …

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Ministry eyes charging consumers for cost of reconnecting electricity supply

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 19: Ministry of Electricity and Water is considering the possibility of charging consumers the cost for reconnecting their electricity supply after it was disconnected due to violations or repair works, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They explained that Kuwait Municipality addresses Ministry of Electricity and Water …

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Electricity usage hits new record of 13,250 MW Sunday

KUWAIT CITY, July 18: Electricity usage hit a new record of 13,250 MW on Sunday, exceeding by 200 MW compared to the previous record, reports Al-Rai daily quoting reliable sources. They explained that the main reason behind the increase in electricity consumption is the high temperatures in the country which …

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‘No increase in power tariff despite newly planned law’ – Conditions for giving ‘Zakat’ detailed

KUWAIT CITY, June 10: Legal and economic committees in charge of studying the articles of law related to the establishment of Public Authority for Electricity and Water and the financial feasibility completed their assignment recently, reports Al-Nahar daily quoting ministry sources. The same sources explained that government will soon refer …

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EPA preps time schedule to shut down MPW’s waterways along Kuwait bay

KUWAIT CITY, May 30: Environment Public Authority (EPA) has prepared a time schedule to shut down Ministry of Public Works’ waterways along Kuwait bay because they pollute the sea with a great amount of sewage and untreated water, and other challenges, says Al Qabas daily. High ranking sources said the …

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‘Move to install smart meters in final stages’ – ‘Treated water used for irrigation clean’

KUWAIT CITY, May 29: The Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) is currently putting the final touches on a plan to replace the old meters with smart meters, which will lead to the operation of the centralized system that consists of 1.2 million smart meters within seven years towards the …

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MEW illegally allows some expats to pay dues in monthly installments

KUWAIT CITY, May 7: Ministry of Electricity and Water has illegally excluded a number of expatriates from paying their dues of electricity and water consumption, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They explained that a collection office recently allowed an Iranian man to pay his dues of KD 5,600 on …

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‘MEW to implement soon electricity bill law’

KUWAIT CITY, May 5: Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yaqoub Al- Sane’ affirmed that Ministry of Justice has submitted a bill to the National Assembly for establishing a State Council, indicating that he is expecting its approval during the current term, reports Aljarida daily. He …

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Commercial sector ‘first’ in line to obtain smart meters – MoC staff bonus in June

KUWAIT CITY, April 28: The Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) will soon start installing smart meters in the commercial sector in line with the newly-approved electricity and water charges based on consumption. In a press statement, Assistant Undersecretary for Planning and Training Dr Mish’an Al-Otaibi affirmed that the ministry …

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Second nod to rise in power, water prices – ‘Increase aims to curb consumption’

KUWAIT CITY, April 26: The Parliament approved the draft law on determining electricity and water fees based on consumption in its second deliberation Tuesday, with 48 votes in favor and eight against. During the first deliberation on April 13, the Parliament agreed on exempting private accommodations from the proposal which …

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