First Remotely-operated Power Station Opens

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation KAHRAMAA yesterday opened its first remotely-operated smart power substation, namely Barwa substation, which is one of 31 substations that will supply electricity to the 2022 FIFA World Cup matches, and all substations are expected to be completed by Q4 of next year.

Mee Al Nasr, First Engineer of Electrical Networks Analysis at KAHRAMAA, said that the importance of the substation is in overcoming emergencies through remote control without any human intervention, especially by connecting it to the main control room of KAHRAMAA.

She added, on the sidelines of the inauguration held at the facility, that the smart substation, first-of-its-kind in Qatar, was designed, implemented and operated by Qatari engineers only without taking any type of help from foreign contractors.

Source: Government of Qatar