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‘Qatar’s electric vehicle charging strategy next month’

‘Qatar’s electric vehicle charging strategy next month’


National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed) president engineer Abdulaziz Ahmed al- Hammadi, explained that the strategy will be announced next month.

Addressing a virtual press conference on Thursday, he pointed out that the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) is working with other authorities including the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MoTC) and the Public Works Authority (Ashghal).

The strategy includes setting up infrastructure needed for the electric vehicle charging project and specifications for electric chargers. “The most important features of this strategy are the identification of public places to set up the charging points,” the official said.

Kahramaa has plans to set up 200 to 500 charging points for electric cars across the country by 2022. The charging points will be at shopping malls, residential areas, stadiums, parks and government offices. Also, Kahramaa aims to produce 700MW from solar panels by 2022.

In 2019, Kahramaa launched Tarsheed Photovoltaic Station for Energy Storage and Charging Electric Vehicles. The station functions as a charging point for vehicles with electricity produced from solar energy via 216 photovoltaic panels that are divided into two areas with a total area of 270 sq m. The entire area is equal to the row for 24 cars’ spaces. The total power produced from these panels is 72 KW peak.

The station contains a unit that has two connections of Combo and CHAdeMO types that are compatible with different types of vehicles.

The unit allows two cars to be charged at a time with a rapid charging level of 15 – 20 minutes. The maximum charging capacity is 100 kw.

The station also contains a power storage unit in a battery with a capacity of 170 kw/h. The charging cord of 100 kw is enough to charge three cars. The surplus energy will be exported to the grid after charging the battery.

Source: gulf-times
Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network