The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research has formulated a plan to identify sources of energy. The Wind Energy Program is one of them. In a joint collaboration held with KISR, the Wataniya Telecom will support this program. Wataniya Telecom’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) efforts have been evident in various roles that the company has undertaken to support the community.
The Wataniya Wataniya announced its latest initiative to support in its latest environmental project to utilize wind energy in a press conference held yesterday at the Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel.
The wind farm project was inspired by the need to start utilizing renewable resources available as a means of power supply for telecommunication towers located in remote areas that provide them with an efficient and easy source of electricity.
"Wataniya’s involvement comes from its eagerness to support the environment and all research related to improving the standard of living in the community," noted Abdulaziz Al-Baloul, PR and Media, Wataniya Telecom’s extensive research and studies in different fields have added value to our community and has measurably enhanced our environment for the better. We are very proud to be a part of this current project taking place at Um Amarah as we are sure it will take Kuwait to a new level of advancement in the field of wind renewable energy production," said Fuad Al-Abalani, Director Deputy GM, Wataniya Telecom’s supportive role to the environment comes in providing five monopoles that hold five 4.2 KW wind turbines to KISR that will be installed in Um Amarah, ensuring that electricity is available within the area to support essential needs such as telecommunication services.
"The wind farm project consists of many parts, "The first part of the project is infrastructure. This includes the basics and the towers. The other part are equipment, which include wind turbines, measuring tools and others," added Al-Abalani.
This essential and pioneering project is a fruition of an effort to create a healthier environment and to limit the use of conventional electric sources, which goes in line with the country’s efforts and awareness campaigns on energy consumption and electricity usage. "We are very proud to be taking part in this wind farm project. We are sure that it will take Kuwait to a new level of advancement in the field of renewable energy production through wind energy," he further said.
This concept was inspired by the need to start utilizing renewable resources available as a power supply, and to utilize this in telecommunication towers at remote areas and provide them with power. Our involvement stems from our dedication to support the environment and all research related to improving the different aspects related to our community," Al-Abalani pointed out.
Dr Naji Al-Mutairi, Director General of KISR commented on the collaboration, "Wataniya has a rich portfolio in CSR activities and its role today solidifies its position in the environmental sector by spreading awareness about utilizing renewable resources and help implement the latest environment friendly projects in Kuwait.
Using renewable energy from wind or sun reduces carbon emission. It is better for the environment. We have prepared plans and maps which indicate that wind energy available in Kuwait during the whole year can be used.
Currently, there are three locations: In Kabd, Shuwaikh, and Um Amarah. These wind turbines provide a small quantity of energy which we hope will increase in number in the future, and it will support existing towers, and may replace the current generators," explained Al-Mutairi.
By Nawara Fattahova, Kuwait Times, www.kuwaittimes.net