GLIMPSES OF KAHRAMAA’S 7TH TARSHEED ANNIVERSARY
Written by Team Olive on April 16, 2019
The 7th annual celebration of National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed) in the presence of HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, HE the Minister of State for Energy Affairs Saad bin Sherida al-Kaabi on Monday brought forth the many achievements it garnered.
National Programmer for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed) by General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has helped the country save 1.75 bn QAR in the past year through reduction of electricity and water consumption.
At the annual celebration on Monday all these achievements were highlighted in the presence of HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, HE the Minister of State for Energy Affairs Saad bin Sherida al-Kaabi and other dignitaries.
The event was organized under the title “Towards Sustainability”. Kahramaa president Essa bin Hilal al-Kuwai adrresed the event and expressed that Tarsheed had an important role in the reduction of natural gas consumption and carbon dioxide emission.
The accolades were well deserved as Kahramaa worked hard as it launched a slew of measures which included awareness, intervention and enforcement through Tarsheed. The program was launched in the year 2012 as a part of Qatar National Vision 2030.
The Tarsheed statistics show that Hotels Consumption Reduction Initiative led to 4670mwh electricity. The country was also able to save 405,000 mwh electricity by enhancing Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) standard labelling for air conditioners while phasing out of incandescent lamps led to 570,400 mwh electricity savings.
Felicitation of children who participated in contests and became the winner by HE Sheikh Abdullah in raising awareness of Tarsheed also took place at the event. The winners of Tarsheed 2022 project run by Kahramaa and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy were also honored here.