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Posted On: 10 June 2020 09:52 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:22 pm

Tarsheed grabs two major global sustainability awards

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Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has won two prominent awards in two different categories of Global Good Governance (3G) Awards in its fifth edition held in an online ceremony in London due to COVID-19 situation and the ceremony was constituted by Cambridge IFA.

The awards were given to the National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed) under two different categories of Global Good Governance Awards 2020, which is the World Championship for Sustainability Award, representing the State of Qatar, for the total projects and savings achieved during the year 2019, including success in reducing electricity consumption by about 7654489-megawatt hours, reducing water consumption by about 33.781 million cubic metres, and reducing gas consumption by about 73602 million cubic feet.

Tarseed also received the Creativity Award for the year 2020 for the Tarsheed PV Electric Vehicles Charging and energy storage station project. This station is the first of its kind in Qatar, where it chargers vehicles with electricity produced from solar energy through 216 photovoltaic panels, divided into two areas with a total area of 270 metres square equal to the row of 24 cars. The total energy produced by the panels is 72 kW.

3G awards prizes are given in three main areas: governance, political leadership, and leadership for the corporate sector (which is provided to ministries, institutions, and international companies), a sector that Kahramaa has won. More than 31 countries with more than 80 representations in all categories took part in the process of award declaration.

The award for sustainability category has been given to Kahramaa's economic performance which saved QR 2034.99 million under its Tarsheed Programme until April 2019, within its sustainability-related initiatives and environment protective actions among others which included developing Electric Car infrastructure, reducing carbon emissions and brainstorming for finding environment- friendly solutions.

Source: QNA
Image credit: Kahramaa