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Posted On: 5 February 2013 04:51 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:12 pm

Demand for energy and water in Qatar rises rapidly

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HE the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada has underlined that the demand for electric power in the State of Qatar in 2012 rose to 13 per cent, while water consumption increased by 9 per cent during the same year as reported by Qatar Chronicle. Speaking at the opening session of the Conference and Exhibition of Electricity and Water 2013 this evening, HE Dr. Al Sada said that these cumulative rates of increase is a real challenge for the GCC countries in the field of sustainable conservation of energy and water supplies for the rapid growth of their economies. He added that Qatar General Electricity and Water ( Kahramaa) as recognizes that Qatar‘s economy is one of the fastest developing economies in the world, has developed short, medium and long term strategic plans in order to ensure sustainable supply of electricity and water to achieve the Qatar National Vision 2030. He explained that these plans are based on five pillars including keeping pace with the strategic plans of the Qatar National Vision 2030, transferring networks to smart ones , use of technology and the development of advanced plans for the production of electricity and water in order to meet future demand and adoption of pure and sustainable electricity and water production to improve efficiency and consumption policies and increase renewable energy as well as the introduction of new technology. In this regard, HE the Minister Dr. Al Sada referred to the rationalization (TARSHEED) campaign launched by Kahramaa last year aimed at reducing consumption in the State of Qatar by 20 per cent for electricity and 35 per cent for the water.