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.

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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

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