KUWAIT CITY, Dec 18: The Electricity Interconnection Authority for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will hold a ceremony on Thursday to kick start the implementation of the Gulf electricity interconnection expansion project, as part of the Gulf link project, reports Al-Anba daily. The ceremony will be under the auspices of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al- Ahmad Al-Sabah with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development Sheikh Salem Al-Abdullah in attendance.

The project aims to enhance the transfer and exchange of electrical energy between the GCC countries, as well as significantly contribute to strengthening Kuwait’s electricity network to ensure the sustainability of electrical energy and prevent power interruptions at all times. Kuwait will be the biggest beneficiary of the project since the capacity for supporting the electricity grid in Kuwait will be raised to about 3,500 megawatts; which will in turn develop the operational efficiency of the Kuwaiti network.

The project will also enable the Electricity Interconnection Authority to supply electricity from the GCC countries to South Iraq, as it will be provided with a capacity of 500 megawatts. This is in addition to achieving a number of sustainable goals in the field of environmental health and well-being.

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