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In line with Qatar National Vision 2030, Third National Development Strategy (2024-2030), and guidelines issued by the government, KAHRAMAA continues its transformational journey for the development of the electricity sector over the years. KAHRAMAA aims for major expansion of the electricity network to meet rapidly growing demand. Following achievements highlight the developments of the electricity sector of KAHRAMAA:

Generation and Substations

The electricity sector has witnessed remarkable development over the past years. Production in 4Q 2013 reached 8755 MW while it was 4032 MW in 2008, until it reached 10586 MW by the end of 2023 from thermal plants plus 800 MWDC of renewable energy (Al-kharsaa Plant for generating electricity from solar panels).

It is a clear indication of the growth of the electricity sector in Qatar, accompanied by the remarkable expansion of main electricity transmission network, which led to an increase in the number of primary substations to 87 in 2000, which grew to 139 in 2008. As of May 2024, the number of primary substations has reached 393.

This development coincided with the connection of the transmission network to some vital and important projects in the country, such as (Lusail City, Metro project, New Port, and 2022 World Cup Stadiums).

The increase in the number of main stations has been accompanied by the expansion of the size of the cable and overhead lines network in different voltage levels 400/220/132/66/11 kV. At the same time, there was a major growth in the number of distribution substations, in line with the expansion of high-voltage main transmission substations, the total number of electrical distribution substations, including suspended transformers, reached 20588 substations by the end of December 2023. This represents a growth of 3.4% compared to 2023.

This number is planned to increase to more than 23400 substations by the end of the year 2026 to keep pace with the urban development, economic activity and events hosted by the State of Qatar.

Cables and OHL

Electricity Transmission network expands utilizing high quality products from approved manufacturers ensuring high performance & reliability.

In May 2024, the length of cables in the transmission network reached 3849 km, and the total length of overhead lines (OHL) 2164 km of different voltage levels. As for the distribution network, cable lengths reached 46114.64 km and ​overhead lines 2223.61 km, with an increase of 10% compared to May 2020.

As per Electricity transmission network plan, the total length of overhead lines (OHL) will be 2310 km in January 2022.​​


KAHRAMAA is monitoring and managing electricity transmission and distribution networks around the clock, through four control centers:

  1. National Control Center (NCC); to supervise and control the transmission network of 400 KV & 220 KV along with all power stations and coordination with GCCIA control Center.
  2. Doha Grid Control Center (DGCC); to supervise and control the transmission network of 132, 66, 33 KV.
  3. Two Distribution Control Center (DCC); to supervise and control the distribution network of 22, 11, 33 KV.

In addition, there are two emergency control centers to ensure continuity of work in emergency situations. Work is also currently underway to establish a new control center for distribution to meet the massive expansion witnessed by the distribution network.

Kahramaa's transmission and distribution system has the highest level of reliability, as it launches various stations with the latest devices and equipment. In addition to an integrated system to monitor and control this equipment to detect the expected malfunctions before they occur, which contributes to maintaining equipment and network stability and taking the urgent actions for its maintenance, supervised by a technical cadre with the highest level of expertise and competence.

In addition to the 9 emergency offices distributed throughout the State, equipped with technical teams, operating engineers, and the necessary equipment. They work as a first responder to interruptions' complaints raised by customers on the medium and low voltages to restore the electric current on time, in coordination with the concerned departments of the distribution and control 

GCC Interconnection Grid​

All GCC member states are connected electrically to form the GCC interconnection network. Kahramaa Grid is being connected to the GCC network through 2 X 400 kV circuits from Logistic Zone Super (LZS) substation. This link is proven to be of vital backbone to Kahramaa network as it is being used for emergency support during incidents, and for bilateral trading on some occasions.

Electricity Demand

The demand for electricity in the State of Qatar has increased in recent years. The maximum network load increased from 941 MW in 1988 to 3,990 MW in 2008 and reached to 6255 MW in 2012. Meanwhile, due to the surge in demand, the electrical load of Kahramaa reached 9805 MW during the summer of 2023.


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