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Qatar sets up 298 new power distribution stations

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) set up 298 new electricity distribution stations and removed around 9.33km of overhead lines during the second quarter of this year

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Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) set up 298 new electricity distribution stations and removed around 9.33km of overhead lines during the second quarter of this year.

The Electricity Control Centre Management extended 296.75km of underground cables with an estimated capacity of 287.4 to support the medium voltage network, reported The Peninsula.

In addition, the centre fixed 232 damage in distribution network stations and restored electricity for customers according to targeted performance indexes in damage controlling to secure the working of the network, said a statement yesterday.

The centre issued 1658 permits for maintenance works, station constructions and repairing damage.

It also issued 1,557 permits for checking and choosing missions and electrical equipment for medium voltage network.

Moreover, 75 percent of the Cybersecurity Project has been accomplished for Escada Control Centre, upgrading controlling systems, controlling the stations and securing the appropriate electrical feedings for many activities across the country.

Kahramaa operated 490 distribution transformers and 301 distribution plants.

It also completed civilian maintenance works for 320 stations to maintain the performance level of the electrical network stability within adopted operating levels.

Kahramaa extended 443km of distribution cables with 415V and 372km of distribution cables with 11K/V.

The performance of the electrical transmission networks has been improved during this period, where 88 percent of protection devices have been qualified and replaced with modern digital devices.

Moreover, 70 percent of reading meters projects that measure the efficiency of equipment and devices for senior customers have been completed.

“Kahramaa has developed many challenges for the future strategic plans that aim at improving performance to raise the level of electrical network via periodical maintenance for transmitting and distribution plants and watching them through National Controlling Centre to reach the targeted objectives,” said the statement. “It also aims to keep pace with strategy and goals of Qatar National Vision 2030 and achieve the overall development and sustainability for Qatar,” it added.

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