QF OPENS ENERGY MONITORING CENTRE
Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development has announced the launch of the GCC's first Energy Monitoring Centre (EMC) to manage its smart grid and monitor solar power generation across all sites within Education City.
At present, Qatar Foundation is producing 85% (3.3 MW out of an installed capacity of 4 MW) of solar energy in the country through photovoltaic (PV) systems at various facilities in eight locations including Texas A &M, CMU- Q, WCMC- Q and Georgetown University, roof-tops and car parking shades in the Education City. Enthused by the success, Qatar Foundation plans to produce up to 8 MW in future.
The PV systems at Qatar Foundation now generate 5,180 megawatt hours of clean energy annually, resulting in savings of around 2,590 tons of CO2 emissions every year. The EMC will also be connected to the Kahramaa Conservation and Efficiency Control Centre to showcase the amount of solar energy Qatar Foundation's PV systems is feeding into the central power grid