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Consumers urged to cut electricity consumption
June 11, 2016, 4:15 pm

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Electricity and Water Mohammad Bushehri urged consumers in Kuwait to rationalize the consumption of electricity; he said this could save 20 – 30 percent of the production costs. “The Ministry’s rationalization program targets saving from KD500 million to KD600 million annually of the water and electricity costs annually,” he said.

Eng. Bushehri was speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of the Ministry’s pavilion at a shopping mall themed ‘Imagine your life without it’.

“The power generating process consumes about 340,000 barrels of oil per day,” he said, noting that the government seeks to promote the culture of rationalized consumption for economic and environment considerations.

Noting that visitors to the pavilion found it very appealing and innovative, he pointed out that the Ministry designed the pavilion as a dark structure where visitors enter carrying lanterns to realize the difference between life with and without electricity.

Meanwhile, Eng. Zainab Al-Qarashi, general coordinator of the Ministry’s efficacies department, said the function was conceived by a group of youth workers at the Ministry. “A visitor is supposed to spend a few minutes inside the pavilion without electricity in order to realize the importance of using power as economically as possible, she added.

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