Elia Group signs MoU with Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation


At the GCC Power Conference held in Doha, Qatar on 8 November, Elia Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) - the sole transmission and distribution system owner and operator for the electricity and water sector in the State of Qatar.

The memorandum covers the general exchange of information on the electricity industry of each country as well as the exchange of technology in such fields as power system operation and control, power system planning in the medium and long term, asset management (including maintenance methodologies), Smart Grid, FACTS, renewable energy integration, power market studies and innovative technologies.

Markus Berger, Chief Infrastructure Officer of Elia Group and CEO of Elia Grid International (EGI), represented Elia at the signing in Doha: “We are very pleased that Elia Group has entered, via our affiliate EGI, into this partnership with the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation. KAHRAMAA is a highly respected and qualified TSO. We are confident that this knowledge sharing will be the starting point for a fruitful cooperation between both companies, facilitating state of the art asset management and innovation of the power system.“