The Kuwaiti cabinet cancelled plans to construct the Al-Dabdaba solar plant, which would have provided 15 percent of the oil sector's needs of electrical energy.
Kuwait , Kuwait
17 July 2020, 12:00 AM
31 July 2020, 12:00 AM
Kuwait has cancelled a 1.5GW solar project meant to power the country’s state-owned petrol company citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Al-Dabdaba solar plant , which was to be carried out by Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), was supposed to start operating in February 2021. But the proposal was extremely delayed due to bureaucratic procedures.
Kuwait has plans to generate 15 percent of its energy via renewable sources by 2030.
The cabinet reached the decision during a virtual cabinet meeting held yesterday following recommendations from Kuwait’s economic affairs committee, the statement read.
The decision would contribute to the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) "focusing on its priorities for the coming stage and maintaining its position in the global oil markets", the cabinet statement said.