Investigation of the potential of constructing a comprehensive wind power system at the AUM Site in Kuwait


Ebrahim Ashkanani, Eissa Alenezi, Abdullah AlOtaibi, Mohammed Albasri, Abdullah Alqurawi,
Students, Chemical Engineering Department, AUM University, Kuwait.

Osamah Alqabandi, Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering Department, AUM University, Kuwait.


After the necessary technological and infrastructure improvements are made, renewable energy has the potential to become extremely cost-effective in addition to being dependable and abundant. Renewable energy sources include the sun, wind, biomass, hydropower, geothermal, and tidal energy. Shagaya Renewable Energy Park has been created in the desert around 100 kilometres west of Kuwait City in order to help Kuwait meet its national goal of generating 15% of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2030. This goal was stated as part of Kuwait's national strategy. In accordance with these plans, the purpose of this paper is to announce the potential installation of a wind turbine system at American University of the Middle East (AUM) University, which is one of the most significant locations in Kuwait. A comprehensive wind power system with a capacity of up to 273,800 KW/month that would assist power AUM buildings is the target of this investigation on the practicability of putting such a system in place. While the payback period of the project is considerable as it reaches 18 years, the profits are exceptionally good with a savings in utilising electricity at the AUM site. The results showed that it is applicable to establish such a wind power system in the AUM site.