Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has tied up with the Japan-based Mitsubishi Research Institute (MRI) to prepare an energy efficiency road map for Qatar.
MRI will conduct a study on power consumption patterns in Qatar, will analyse how energy is consumed, set benchmarks, and quantify saving potentials. Factories, households, and commercial entities will participate in the survey which aims to understand how Qataris consume energy. This will lead to an energy efficiency road map, a policy package with targeted time of introduction. One of the policies would be the creation of standards for appliances and building materials, and Qataris will have wider access to such energy efficient products.
“Implementation of these policies will lead to tangible results in energy savings,” Kahramaa said in a statement yesterday.
Facing one of the highest per capita consumption of power and water in the world, Kahramaa has launched initiatives to tackle the issue. It has sought consultancy expertise from over 40 years of successful measures in energy conservation in Japan, throughout which MRI has played an integral role in policy advisory.
“We believe that we can provide Qatar with the insight and expertise we have accumulated in the Japanese experience,” said Tetsuya Enomoto, a consultant at the Environment and Energy Research Division of MRI.
“Kahramaa’s mission is to provide high quality and sustainable power and water for better living in Qatar. It is guided by a vision that by 2030 our people, assets and operations will set a global benchmark for performance, technological innovation, environmental sustainability and social responsibility in the electricity, water and district cooling markets,” said Kahramaa’s Conservation and Energy Efficiency Department Manager Engineer Ali M Al Ali. “This endeavour with MRI reaffirms our commitment to energy efficiency and conservation. It extends upon the national conservation and energy efficiency programme (Tarsheed) and will materialise its targeted reductions in power consumption by 20 percent and water by 35 percent over five years. This will cut costs in billions for natural gas generation, contributing to a better living for the Qatari society,” he added.
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