Kuwait Implements Systematic Power Cuts to Reduce Load on Grid

The decision comes a day after a major power outage was witnessed in large parts of residential areas in the country. (KUNA)
The decision comes a day after a major power outage was witnessed in large parts of residential areas in the country. (KUNA)
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Kuwait Implements Systematic Power Cuts to Reduce Load on Grid

The decision comes a day after a major power outage was witnessed in large parts of residential areas in the country. (KUNA)
The decision comes a day after a major power outage was witnessed in large parts of residential areas in the country. (KUNA)

Kuwait began on Thursday to implement scheduled power cuts during peak consumption hours, with the aim to meet increased demand caused by extreme summer heat.
The measure comes a day after a major power outage was witnessed in large parts of residential areas in the country.
The ministry released a schedule for the expected outages across several regions and urged residents to conserve energy to reduce the strain on power plants.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education decided to suspend work in all schools and start the summer vacation for its employees starting on Sunday. The suspension applies to all employees except those involved in administering exams for intermediate and secondary school students. The decision aims to reduce electrical load demand across the region.
The Ministry of Endowments also said it will shut down air conditioners ten minutes after prayer times in mosques to reduce power consumption.
The Ministry of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy announced on Thursday the implementation of programmed cuts in the Wafra and Abdali farms areas for two hours daily, as well as in the industrial zones in Port Abdullah, Al-Rai and Sulaibiya at 1 pm for two hours.
The Ministry of Interior, represented by the General Traffic Department, announced that motorized bicycles used for delivery activities will be banned from 11 am to 4 pm, starting Sunday, June 23, until August 31.
The Meteorological Department at the General Administration of Civil Aviation in Kuwait expected temperatures on Thursday and over the weekend to remain very high during the day, with a relative rise in humidity in the coastal areas.
The director of the administration, Abdul Aziz Al-Qarawi, said in a statement reported by the Kuwait News Agency that the country is currently affected by the extension of the Indian monsoon low, which brings a hot and occasionally humid air mass. The winds are expected to shift from northwesterly to southeasterly at light to moderate speeds, occasionally becoming active, particularly in the western regions. As a result, daytime temperatures will be extremely hot, and nighttime temperatures will remain high with increased humidity in coastal areas.

 

 



Oman Police: Attackers in Wadi al-Kabir Were 3 Omani Brothers

The attack killed six people. Reuters
The attack killed six people. Reuters
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Oman Police: Attackers in Wadi al-Kabir Were 3 Omani Brothers

The attack killed six people. Reuters
The attack killed six people. Reuters

The three gunmen who shot and killed six people in Oman this week were all Omani nationals, police said on Thursday.

The shooting took place in the Wadi al-Kabir neighborhood of Oman's capital Muscat.

The Royal Oman Police said in a statement the three gunmen were brothers and "were killed due to their insistence on resisting security personnel.”

The statement said that police investigations had indicated the three gunmen were "influenced by misguided ideas.”

The six people killed by the gunmen included a police officer responding to the attack.