Doha: The Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA), represented by the National Program for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed), launched its new initiative to reduce water and electricity consumption by 5% in the residential sector.
The initiative contributes to Qatar’s 2030 National Vision by raising awareness, endorsing rationalization techniques and promoting responsible consumer behavior with detailed follow-up techniques being implemented to provide support to customers and ensure long-term results.
During a press conference, held remotely, KAHRAMAA Public Relations and Communication Manager Mohamed Ali Saleh Al Mohannadi affirmed the Corporation’s willingness to launch all initiatives in order to increase efficiency and improve operational processes to ensure the provision of the best services to all customers and contribute to the preservation of the natural resources of the State of Qatar, and to exploit them without friction, highlighting the importance of the new initiative aimed at energy sustainability in accordance with Vision 2030 and the National Strategy 2018-2022.
He said that the initiative will enhance the culture of rationalization of consumption, which the national program intends to consecrate socially over time, so that it becomes an integral part of our lives and an indispensable daily environment for us, leading to the construction of balanced consumption. standard, whereby everyone has full responsibility. He added that the initiative will play an important role in raising awareness about methods of rationalizing consumption, as well as in contributing to the preservation of the local environment and sustaining its natural balance for current and future generations, in order to achieve integral development. that Qatar is looking for. catch up.
In turn, Tarsheed’s chief engineer, Abdulaziz Al Hammadi, indicated that the initiative is closely related to the sustainability goals of the State of Qatar and to the 17th global strategic goals according to the Paris Agreement signed by the State of Qatar to reduce its carbon footprint and combat climate change.
He added that it is important to implement all available solutions of various types to preserve the natural resources of water and electricity, and it is clear that this is what the national program “Tarsheed” has been adopting from its inception until now, pointing in the same context as the new initiative will be a milestone in terms of results in the residential sector, if it manages to achieve the desired reduction, estimated at 5% for both electricity consumption and water consumption, calling on all segments of society to cooperate to translate the desired goals on the ground.
The initiative seeks to achieve 3 objectives: environmental sustainability, reducing harmful emissions, preserving natural resources and, finally, developing society, introducing energy efficiency as a community lifestyle.
The initiative will be implemented in 2021 and 2022 in four basic phases. The first phase, which involves the presentation of the initiative, its objectives, expected results and filling out the residential consumption questionnaire at the link Tarsheed: https://km.qa/Tarsheed/Pages/SavingWithTarsheed.aspx from April 11 to May 20 , 2021.
The second phase is to analyze the results of the questionnaires and launch an interactive platform on the Tarsheed page of the KAHRAMAA website to accompany participants on how to reduce electricity and water consumption in all homes by 5%.
In the third phase, from August 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022, an interactive platform will be launched through an electronic application.
This will provide a plan drawn up for each subscriber to achieve efficiency in the use of electricity and water specifically in each home and according to the number of electrical appliances and the quality of the water tools.
The fourth phase will run from February 1, 2022 to March 1, 2022 with an assessment of the previous phases. The results of the initiative will be released at this stage.
“We hope that this initiative will achieve effective results in the case of electricity savings of 5%, which is estimated at around 600 gigawatts per hour. In the case of 5% water savings it is about 11 million cubic meters. This will help the country achieve savings estimated at around QR 212 million “, Engineer Mohamed Al Sharshani, head of the technical section in Tarsheed.
KAHRAMAA recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Japanese company ‘Marubeni’ to develop an energy efficiency platform to strengthen the efforts of the Tarsheed Program.