During a keynote speech at the event, KEPS Chairman Mohammad Al-Ahmad said he was proud that the milestone occurred during Kuwait’s national celebrations, which include the National Day, Liberation Day and the ascendance of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
The achievement, he said, marks a new dimension in the eco-friendly efforts of the country, with 17 more wind turbines planned throughout the country in the coming future.
Currently undergoing a trail period, the generator stands at 513m and can power up to 80 lamps. To generate power, it requires winds of a speed of no less than 11km/h, producing a capacity of 500kw/h as a result of maximum windspeeds of 20km/h. It also comes fitted with energy-conserving batteries.
The wind turbine will provide power for part of the building, he noted, adding that it aims to boost environmental awareness amongst the public, through encouraging the reduction of carbon emissions.