Opportunity and Cost of Green Hydrogen in Kuwait: a preliminary assessment

On April 7, 2021, OIES with and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) held the annual OIES-KFAS Workshop on Energy Transition Post-Pandemic in the Gulf. During the hydrogen session, a paper titled “Opportunity and Cost of Green Hydrogen in Kuwait: A Preliminary Assessment” co-authored by Dr. Manal Shehabi was presented.

Like others states in the GCC, Kuwait is seeking to explore hydrogen as part of its energy transition projects. The presentation highlights key technological opportunities for green hydrogen in Kuwait, followed by a techno-economic assessments of producing it. Results of utilized hydrogen production model show that for production in 2032 average levelized cost of hydrogen (LCOH) is $3.23/kg using PEM technology & $4.41/kg using SOEC technology.  Results indicate that green hydrogen in Kuwait is more competitive than in other regions, but currently not competitive (>$1.5/kg) with oil, coal, and gas in absence of carbon taxes.

By: Manal Shehabi , Bassam Dally