List of Kuwait Areas Set for 2-Hour Blackouts

ELECTRICITY DEMAND HITS HISTORIC PEAK AT 16,810 MEGAWATTS

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KUWAIT CITY, Jun 20: The Ministry of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy has announced its plan to take various measures to maintain the stability of the electricity network including the implementation of programmed power cut-offs, lasting between one to a maximum of two hours.

People are seen inside a supermarket during a power outage in the Capital Governorate, Kuwait, on June 19, 2024. (Xinhua)

The ministry also urged the public to rationalize their electricity consumption during peak hours – from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm – in order to reduce the power load. It pointed out this will minimize the need for programmed power cut offs and guarantee the stability of the electricity network, indicating that similar measures will be taken again to stabilize the electricity network if the need arises. necessary, similar measures may be taken again to maintain the electrical system’s integrity.

Following are the areas and blocks that will be affected:

  • Qibla: 3 and 4.
  • Khaldiya: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
  • Manqaf: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
  • Raqqah: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
  • Rumaithiya: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.
  • Salwa: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
  • Salmiya: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.
  • Shuwaikh: 2,3,4,5,7
  • Abdullah Al Mubarak: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
  • Jabriya: A, B, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9
  • Yarmouk: 1, 2, 3, and 4.
  • Farwaniya: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
  • Khaitan: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.
  • Al Andalous: 1, 2, and 3.
  • Sabah Al Nasser: 1, 2, and 3.
  • Dasman: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Daiya: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Rawda: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Surra: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Nuzha: 1, 2, 3
  • Yarmouk: 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Abdullah Al-Salem Suburb: 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Qurtuba: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Rahan 6 2, 3
  • Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh 1, 2, 3, 4, 15, 16, 17, 21, 23
  • Omariya 1,2,3,4,5
  • Ardiya: 1,2,3,4,5
  • Regae: 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
  • Adeliya: 1,2
  • Faiha: 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9
  • Qadsiya: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
  • Mansourieh: 1,2
  • Shaima: 1,3,5,6,7,8,9
  • Sabhan: 1,2
  • Mahboula: 1,2,6,7
  • Fahaheel: 1,2,3,5,7,9,10,32,34,69,71,72,73
  • Umm Al Hayman: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
  • Jaber Al Ali: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
  • Sabah Al Ahmad: Sector B, C and D
  • Old Jahra: 41, 65, 87
  • Jahra: 4,5,6,7,28,29,92,93
  • South Jahra: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
  • Youn: 1,2
  • Waha 2,3
  • Riqqa: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
  • Hadia: 1,2,3,4
  • Abu Halifa: 1,2
  • Fintas: 1,2
  • Sabaha Al Salem: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13
  • Messila: M12, M11 & M10
  • Adan: 6,7,8
  • Seville: 1,2
  • Rabiah: 1,2,3
  • Rehab: 1,2,3
  • Shuhada’: 1,2,3,4,5
  • Iffada:1,2,3,4
  • Hitthen:1,2,3,4
  • Hawally: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
  • Maidan Hawally: 2, 11
  • Wafra & Abdali Farms

Meanwhile, the electricity load index recorded the highest consumption in the history of the country — 16,810 megawatts; compared to last year’s record of 16,735 megawatts on Aug 2, 2023.

The Ministry of Health confirmed Wednesday that the health facilities were not affected by the power cutoff, affirming there are procedures to ensure continued power to run the facilities properly. In a press statement, the official spokesperson of the ministry Abdullah Al- Sanad stressed that there was no power outage in hospitals, public clinics, and blood banks. He said backup generators were on standby at the medical facilities. He stated that the Engineering Affairs Sector in the ministry is taking proactive steps in anticipation of any emergency by providing backup generators to health facilities in all governorates. Earlier on the same day, the Ministry of Electricity and Water cited the peak summer demand for power as the reason behind the power outage that affected a number of areas; in addition to the sweltering summer conditions as temperatures have been higher than normal.

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