High­light­ing key busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties emerg­ing in Kuwait’s al­ter­na­tive en­ergy mar­ket

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IN RE­CENT YEARS, re­new­able en­ergy has moved onto the de­vel­op­men­tal agenda in Kuwait, amid a need for a di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion of en­ergy re­sources, cli­mate change con­cerns and greater pub­lic aware­ness. Green en­ergy devel­op­ment in Kuwait has also re­ceived im­pe­tus through the wide­spread avail­abil­ity of so­lar and wind re­sources and tum­bling costs of al­ter­na­tive en­ergy sys­tems.

With in­creased po­ten­tial in the re­new­able en­ergy sec­tor, the Kuwait In­sti­tute for Sci­en­tific Re­search (KISR) along with the Kuwait Au­thor­ity for Part­ner­ship Projects (KAPP) has launched a strate­gic sus­tain­abil­ity ini­tia­tive that seeks to gen­er­ate 2,000MW of re­new­able en­ergy by 203o. Kuwait re­cently also an­nounced a plan to pro­duce 15 per­cent of its to­tal en­ergy needs from re­new­able en­ergy in the next 15 years, as part of a na­tional strat­egy that will sup­port its on­go­ing eco­nomic devel­op­ment ini­tia­tives. In the light of these de­vel­op­ments, White Pa­per Sum­mits is proud to host the Kuwait Sus­tain­able En­ergy and Tech­nol­ogy Sum­mit, with a fo­cus on dis­cussing cur­rent mar­ket trends, tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ments and fu­ture chal­lenges in re­new­able en­ergy and sus­tain­able devel­op­ment. Bring­ing to­gether more than ioo lead­ing in­dus­try ex­perts along with se­nior rep­re­sen­ta­tives from gov­ern­ment au­thor­i­ties and re­search in­sti­tutes, the pro­gramme will pro­vide valu­able in­sights on Re­new­able En­ergy Projects, and RE Tech­nolo­gies Devel­op­ment. The sum­mit will com­bine in­sight­ful pan­els led by key re­gional and in­ter­na­tional ex­perts rep­re­sent­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions such as the Kuwait In­sti­tute for Sci­en­tific Re­search, the Re­gional Cen­tre for Re­new­able En­ergy and En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency (RCREEE), the Kuwait In­sti­tute for Sci­en­tific Re­search, the New and Re­new­able En­ergy Au­thor­ity (NREA), the GCC In­ter­con­nec­tion Au­thor­ity, the Bahrain Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment Board, Saudi Aramco, and Kuwait Oil Com­pany. The pro­gramme will fea­ture vi­sion­ary key­notes, case stud­ies, panel dis­cus­sions and tech­nol­ogy so­lu­tions from key play­ers in the re­new­ables do­main. Kuwait Sus­tain­able En­ergy and Tech­nol­ogy Sum­mit to be held 3-4 April, 2018 at the Jumeirah Mes­si­lah Beach Re­sort Ho­tel & Spa in Kuwait will see par­tic­i­pa­tion from gov­ern­ment au­thor­i­ties. re­search in­sti­tu­tions and in­dus­try spe­cial­ists in­volved in the el­e­va­tion of al­ter­na­tive en­ergy ini­tia­tives in the Mid­dle East.

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