Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation "KAHRAMAA", in cooperation with Siemens have started the implementation of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure project, to provide advanced software to deploy smart metering system in Qatar.
With this advanced system, Kahramaa will be benefit from the huge data received through the main system, analyzing programs that enhance operational efficiency, raising operational flexibility and reducing the number of manual operations. The system will contribute in reducing the cost of field services, enhancing the power outage management mechanism. Moreover, the system will improve the capital investments’ efficiency as a result of improved planning for the network which will support the financial sustainability of the Corporation.
The total cost of the project is QR30m, and it will take nine months in its implementation. Kahramaa simultaneously plans to complete the first phase of installing smart meters, during which about 50,000 to 60,000 smart meters will be installed in various areas across the country by the end of 2020.