Qatar Minister of State for Energy Affairs HE Saad Sherida Al Kaabi presided over the annual coordination meeting between Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation – KAHRAMAA and the country’s electricity and water producing companies to review plans and preparations to meet expected demand and expected challenges for the summer season.

The meeting, which was held remotely this week, was also attended by officials and senior executives of KAHRAMAA, led by its president HE Essa Hilal Al Kuwari and managing director Mohammed Nasser Al Hajri.

The meeting dealt with efforts to ensure effective and comprehensive plans and preparations, and to ensure that relevant networks are able to meet the increasing demand and the unprecedented growth, especially in light of the circumstances and challenges facing the world.

Importance of cooperation

In his opening remarks, HE Minister Al Kaabi stressed the importance of cooperation between all concerned bodies to ensure effective operations, continuous maintenance of networks to ensure their reliability, and secure access to basic services in all regions of the country.

Last year, he said that the country faced many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which prompted all providers of water and electricity services in the country to raise the level of their service in a manner that ensures high efficiency and service excellence. He said that there is no doubt that the coming summer season is one of these challenges.

It comes with an ongoing pandemic and its effects on the various aspects of our lives. It also comes in the wake of a dry winter season, which means that we could expect a very hot summer season.

The minister commended the capabilities of KAHRAMAA and the companies and their ability to face various challenges and crises. Effective cooperation and coordination with production companies in the country enabled KAHRAMAA to navigate through the difficulties of the last summer season. HE expressed confidence in the capabilities and competencies of all parties and their ability to overcome all challenges.

During the past year, performance indicators in the energy sector have shown remarkable progress in the quality and efficiency of networks, the speed of dealing with accidents and outages, and the reserve capacity in the country, among other factors that ensure security and stability in this sector, and the achievement of strategic resource security. This is in addition to achieving sustainable growth and responsible individual and corporate behaviour towards the environment.

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