QRDI, Kahramaa collaborate to explore solutions for sustainable energy

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (QEWC) also known as Kahramaa, and Qatar Research, Development and Innovation (QRDI) Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on exploring advanced technologies and innovative solutions to sustain Qatar’s water and energy resources.

Under the MoU, which was signed by Engineer Omar Ali Al Ansari, secretary-general of the QRDI Council, and Engineer Essa bin Hilal Al Kuwari, Kahramaa president, the two parties will leverage the innovation opportunities related to water, energy and public services, while private-sector entities will be invited to work collaboratively with Kahramaa and the QRDI Council to co-develop new and emerging technologies.

Omar Ali Al Ansari
Omar Ali Al Ansari
QRDI Council

“This partnership falls directly in line with the Council’s work to enhance the innovation ecosystem in Qatar, where the Council collaborates and cooperates with key entities to become platforms that generate opportunities for the next wave of private sector-driven innovation. Energy and resources sustainability are among the most important national priorities outlined in the Qatar National Vision 2030, the Second National Development Strategy and the national RDI strategy, QRDI 2030, for which Qatar requires innovative technological solutions.”

QRDI Council and Kahramaa will also agree on mechanisms to enable the piloting and testing of concepts, prototypes, and unique solutions that meet Kahramaa’s needs, as well as the early adoption of new products and solutions, all with the intention of improving community public services. These activities will also help create new job opportunities for Qatar’s innovative talent.

Eng Al Kuwari said that “Promoting energy efficiency, Kahramaa has adopted excellence as its slogan. We believe human capital is key to business excellence and therefore invest heavily in our people, developing their capabilities and providing the necessary training to harness their potential. Through improving performance, assets, systems and procedures, we aim to set global standards for technical innovation, environmental sustainability and social responsibility in the electricity and water sector.”

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