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It’s Earth Day today. Are you doing your bit?

It’s Earth Day today. Are you doing your bit?

Official sources from Kahramaa have shared the following figures that tell you where Qatar stands in terms of conservation, and the solution for each.

  • Consumption of water and electricity in Qatar is the highest in the world.

Per capita consumption of electricity: 15,053 kWh per person per year.

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Per capita consumption of water: 223 cu m per person per year

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  • Buildings are the major consumers of energy.

Solution #1

Launching a building conservation project that includes replacement of conventional plumbing and lighting fixtures by efficient fixtures and lighting control systems.

Expected savings for electricity at the end of  (2016)

(Gwh)

Expected savings for water at the end of (2016)

(m3)

Expected reduction in CO2 emission at the end of 2016 (million Kg)

Expected cost savings for KM at the end of 2016

 (million QR)

10.15

21,054

5.642

1.615

 

Solution#2

Upgrading inefficient lamps to energy saving ones can reduce the total electricity consumption of buildings by 15-20%.

 

Expected savings for electricity at the end of  (2016)

(Gwh)

Expected reduction in CO2 emission at the end of 2016

(million Kg)

Expected cost savings for KM at the end of 2016

 (million QR)

1185

638

172

 

  • ACs constitute at least 60% of the load in any building.

Solution:

To implement energy efficiency labeling for air conditioners that describes the performance of the equipment. This will help consumers to understand the efficiency of the air conditioner before purchasing.

Expected savings for electricity at the end of  (2016)

(Gwh)

Expected reduction in CO2 emission at the end of 2016

(million Kg)

Expected cost savings for KM at the end of 2016

 (million QAR)

945

509

141

 

  • The industrial sector constitutes less than 1% of the total number of consumers but they consume 35% of the total electricity consumption.

Solution:

Developing a Demand Side Management policy to improve energy efficiency of industries after conducting Energy Audit for 12 major industrial consumer of different sectors.

Expected savings for electricity at the end of  (2016) (Gwh)

Expected reduction in CO2 emission at the end of 2016 (million Kg)

Expected cost savings for KM at the end of 2016

 (million QAR)

15

8.1

2.17

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