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Kuwait Power Report Q1 2013 - Product Image

Kuwait Power Report Q1 2013

  • Published: February 2013
  • Region: Kuwait
  • 47 pages
  • Business Monitor International

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Kuwait is set to remain dependent almost exclusively on oil and gas for its energy needs for the foreseeable future. Following the 2011 Fukushima tragedy in Japan, nuclear energy has largely dropped out of usage, while renewable energy remains only a very minor segment of the country's energy mix. Much of the planned new generating capacity is gas-fired, with oil often used as a back-up fuel. The aim is to make more of the country's oil available for export, even if this leads to a growing reliance on imported gas.

Although the government has set a target of 15% of all energy to come from renewable sources by 2030,
hints of a major renewables programme have yet to convince industry insiders. Moreover, extremely low domestic power prices mean that projects are unlikely to attract foreign investors, leaving Kuwait to go it alone in meeting its growing power demand.

Conventional thermal sources are likely to remain the dominant fuel for electricity generation in the coming years. Following the Fukushima tragedy in 2011, Kuwait ordered the National Nuclear Energy Committee to be dissolved and abandoned its pursuit of nuclear power. However, the country is READ MORE >

BMI Industry View 7

SWOT 9

Power 9

Industry Forecast 10

Kuwait Snapshot 10
Table: Country Snapshot: Economic And Demographic Data 10
Table: Country Snapshot: Power Sector 10

Kuwait Forecast Scenario 11

Electricity Generation And Power Generating Capacity 11
Table: Kuwait Total Electricity Generation, Data And Forecasts, 2012-2017 11
Table: Kuwait Total Electricity Generation Long-Term Forecasts, 2016-2021 12
Table: Kuwait Electricity Generating Capacity Data And Forecasts, 2012-2017 14
Table: Kuwait Electricity Generating Capacity Long-Term Forecasts, 2016-2021 14

Electricity Consumption 18
Table: Kuwait Total Electricity Consumption Data And Forecasts, 2012-2017 18
Table: Kuwait Total Electricity Consumption Long-Term Forecasts, 2016-2021 18

Transmission & Distribution, Imports & Exports 19
Table: Kuwait Electric Power Transmission And Distribution Losses Data And Forecasts, 2012-2017 19
Table: Kuwait Electric Power Transmission And Distribution Losses Long-Term Forecasts, 2016-2021 19

Industry Risk Reward Ratings 21

MEA Power Risk/Reward Ratings 21
Table: MENA Power Risk/Reward Ratings (Scores Out Of 100) 27
Table: SSA Power Risk/Reward Ratings (Scores Out Of 100) 28

Kuwait Power Risk/Reward Ratings 29

Rewards 29

Risks 29

Market Overview 30

Key Policies/Market Structure 30

Regulation And Competition 30

Kuwait Power Projects Database 31
Table: Kuwait Power Projects Database 31

Competitive Landscape 32

Regional Overview 33

MEA Industry Overview 33

Glossary 40

Glossary of Terms 40
Table: Glossary of Terms 40

Methodology 41

Industry Forecasts 41

Power Industry - Data Methodology 42

Generation and Consumption Data 42

Electricity Generating Capacity Data 43

Power Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology 44
Table: Power Risk/Reward Indicators 46

Sources 47

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