KNEO project wrapped-up the third workshop with Stockholm Environment Institute, represented by Dr. Charlie Heaps, LEAP developer and senior scientist where the team from the Kuwait Institute For Scientific Research " Kisr", with support from UNDP Kuwait, have been working hard constructing a LEAP model as the basis for the first Kuwait National Energy Outlook.
The workshop started with organizing the final data collected from the different national and international counterparts and ended up creating a detailed bottom-up model that accurately matches the best available national data on buildings and transport, with energy and CO2 emissions statistics from the Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW), the Kuwait Central Statistical Bureau and other key sources such as the IEA.
The new LEAP model should be a good foundation for examining energy efficiency and renewable energy policies in the country, such as the role of building and appliance standards, clean transportation policies, efficient desalination and large-scale deployment of solar and wind generation. This model will be useful to those creating Kuwait’s next national communication on climate change.
The model will be publicly available as part of the Kuwait Annual National Energy Outlook report that will be published in February 2019 which will help promote conversations in the country about transitions to a more sustainable future.