Hitachi Energy helps Qatar transition toward a more sustainable energy future
Grid integration solution connects one of the world’s largest solar photovoltaic plants to the national power grid, helping Qatar toward its 2030 emission reduction goal
Dubai: October 19, 2022 – Hitachi Energy announced it has delivered its grid connection solution for Qatar’s Al Kharsaah solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant – one of the world’s largest and the country’s first utility-scale solar PV park, 80 kilometres west of Doha – which was inaugurated today by His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar.
Al Kharsaah has a generating capacity of around 800 megawatts. It will avoid 26 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions during its operating life and help Qatar progress toward its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 per cent by 2030.
Leveraging its strong regional footprint and expertise in project design and execution, Hitachi Energy has provided an engineered package that collects all the power generated by the plant’s 1.8 million solar modules and transfers it into the national transmission system safely and reliably.
“We are delighted to have made such a significant contribution to this milestone in Qatar’s journey toward an energy system that is more sustainable, flexible and secure,” said Dr Mostafa Al Guezeri, Managing Director, Hitachi Energy for the UAE, Gulf, Near East and Pakistan. “Our expertise and long track record of supplying grid integration solutions in Qatar and the Middle East make us a partner of choice for large-scale renewable energy projects like Al Kharsaah.”
Hitachi Energy is a market and technology leader in grid connections and power quality solutions, with more than 10,000 installations worldwide. Recently, the company launched its Grid-eXpand™ range of modular and prefabricated grid connection solutions that make it faster, simpler and more efficient to expand power grid capacity and accelerate the transition to a more sustainable energy system.
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Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.
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Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society with data and technology. We will solve customers’ and society’s challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products, under the business structure of Digital Systems & Services, Green Energy & Mobility, Connective Industries and Automotive Systems. Driven by green, digital, and innovation, we aim for growth through collaboration with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2021 (ended March 31, 2022) totaled 10,264.6 billion yen ($84,136 million USD), with 853 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 370,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at https://www.hitachi.com.