Qatar's Kahramaa and Belgian firm Elia sign MoU

Qatar's Kahramaa and a Belgium energy company, Elia Grid International, have signed an MoU on collaboration around information sharing

Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari (right) and Markus Berger signing the document in the presence of Minister of Energy and Industry, H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada yesterday. (image: The Peninsula).
Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari (right) and Markus Berger signing the document in the presence of Minister of Energy and Industry, H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada yesterday. (image: The Peninsula).

Kahramaa and a Belgian company seek collaboration on information sharing.

On the side-lines of the ongoing ‘GCC Power 2016 Conference & Exhibition’ in Doha, Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Belgian firm, Elia Grid International.

The signing took place in the presence of the Minister of Energy and Industry, HE Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, by Kahramaa's president, Essa bin Hilal Al Kuwari and chief executive officer of Elia Grid International, Markus Berger.

The MoU is intended to boost information and experience sharing to nurture the expansion of transmission network planning, key performance indicators (KPI) enhancement, better asset management, the exchange of technical information and general joint collaboration.

Al Kuwari told The Peninsula on the side-lines of the signing ceremony: “Under the MoU we intend to exchange information and expertise to develop a relation between Kahramaa and Elia Grid International.”

He added that the intention was to share information and to benchmark performance with the Belgian company.

Included in this was changing the KPIs for the distribution of power, with the development of the smart grid concept and renewable energy concept as the key objectives of the collaboration.

On the present position of the aspiring smart grid programme, Al Kuwari said that Qatar has already started working on the smart grid transformation programme, and has already converted many areas with smart grid systems.

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