Authors: Ahmad Al-Mulla
This paper presents the measures that Kuwaiti Government has taken to manage the national load. The first step was the implementation of the Energy Code of Practice since 1983. The implementation of this Code has resulted in over 2530 MW savings of peak power, 1.26 million RT of cooling capacity, and nearly 131 million barrels of fuel. The estimated cost of these benefits is well over KD2.25 billion, in addition to the release of over 55 million metric tons of CO2 in Kuwait’s environment. Also, this paper lists the features of the Revised Code of Practice, which has been implemented since 2009.Finally, additional options such as smart operation strategies, demand side management through centralized remote control, variable frequency drives and thermal energy storages are proposed.
Keywords: Air-conditioning; Code of practice; Smart operation; Demand side management