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KAHRAMAA Corporation in the State of Qatar

25 Oct, 2021
Topic: Housing
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KAHRAMAA Corporation in the State of Qatar


Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) was established in 2000 under Amiri Law No. 10 to regulate the supply of electricity and water to consumers and fulfil the country's need for them permanently. 

KAHRAMAA has the privilege of being the sole transmission and distribution system owner and operator (TDSOO) for the electricity and water system in the State of Qatar.

KAHRAMAA has continued to successfully fulfill electricity and water growing demands and meet customer expectations, and provide high quality and sustainable electricity and water services for a better life in Qatar. As KAHRAMAA directly deals with customers, anticipating electricity and water demand in Qatar remains on KAHRAMAA. Moreover, KAHRAMAA is intensively involved in initiating and negotiating with independent water and power project (IWPP) developers for the construction of new power stations and desalination plants.

KAHRAMAA Core Work Areas 

1- Entering into power and water purchase agreements (PWPA) and providing necessary technical and corporate support for establishing power generation and desalination plants.
2- Owning, constructing and operating electricity and water transmission and distribution networks in the State of Qatar.
3- Setting-up plans and programs for development of electricity and water transmission and distribution networks.
4- Laying out rules regulating practices for electricity and water supplies to various buildings and facilities.
5- Providing services and consultations related to its activities and operations.

KAHRAMAA Vision

By 2030, performance of KAHRAMAA's staffs, and assets, systems and processes of the Corporation will become a global benchmark for performance, technological innovation, environmental sustainability and social responsibility in the electricity and water sector in the State.

KAHRAMAA Achievements

- KAHRAMAA's Mobile Application – Employee Section ranking first in the E-Employment Category when announcing the winning e-projects at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS-2021) Awards organized under the auspices of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). (You can view details in this regard on KAHRAMAA website).
- Constructing the West Lusail District Cooling Plant, the state-of-the-art plant for cooling areas, which feeds Lusail Stadium that is the largest one of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tournament, with a cooling capacity of 30000 tons. (You can view details in this regard on KAHRAMAA website).
- Inaugurating two electric charging stations within the framework of the National Program for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed) on Monday, 13 September 2021. (You can view details in this regard on KAHRAMAA website).
- The first solar PV power project of its kind in Qatar. (You can view details in this regard on KAHRAMAA website).

It is noteworthy that KAHRAMAA allows the public to use many online services on its website designated for consumers, businesses, consultants and contractors and other services.

Tarsheed Campaign

Under the honorable patronage of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the National Program for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed) has been launched. This national campaign seeks to conserve and raise the efficient use of water and electricity in the State of Qatar. KAHRAMAA also voices its confidence that this campaign will achieve all its objectives, through support and effective participation of all community members in conservation. 

KAHRAMAA encourages everyone in this national campaign to adopt positive initiatives as a lifestyle, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030 to build a sustainable community.

Tarsheed Campaign Objectives 

1- Reducing an individual consumption rate of water and electricity in the State of Qatar. 
2- Enhancing public awareness on raising the efficient use of water and electricity.
3- Introducing the public on the concept of sustainability and environment-friendly practices.
4- Building a lifestyle and correct conservation habits and practices, and providing a framework and solutions to maintain these practices. 
5- Monitoring the campaign outcomes and comparing them with its objectives. 
6- Gauging public reaction to the Tarsheed campaign.