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Power index begins to rise at mid-day as summer sets in

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KUWAIT CITY, May 14, (Agencies): The electrical index began to rise with the increase in temperatures, as the volume of consumption reached 11,150 megawatts at two on Thursday afternoon, which is the peak consumption time, reports Al-Anba daily. Informed sources at the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy said these loads are considered the highest for this year with the approach of the peak season in light of the high temperatures that reached 36 degrees Celsius.

The sources pointed out that the reserve – 2,520 megawatts — is considered reassuring, pointing out that the pace of maintenance of the power stations and their introduction into service is going as planned to be ready in the peak season. The sources pointed out the ministry expects an increase in the volume of consumption starting from the end of this month, and it may reach 16,500 MW during the peak season, according to the mathematical forecasts of consumption compared to the highest consumption last year which exceeded 18,000 MW. Moreover, an emergency situation at one of the power transformers feeding the Abdali regopm partially cut off power supply to the area’s farms area.

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