Qatar installs its first grid-scale battery pilot ahead of schedule despite many challenges.

by Aug 17, 2020

Qatar’s first-ever megawatt-scale battery storage system has been deployed by Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa). The 1 MW / 4 MWh Tesla Powerpack battery energy storage system cost a total of approximately US$2.75m and was designed, planned and installed by Kahramaa in partnership with local infrastructure project company Al Attiyah Group.  The utility plans on using it to flatten the peak demand. The pilot project could prove to be important in the Gulf State if it is successful, as it will provide a window into new prospects and avenues to engage in larger projects in the future by connecting them to high load
substations in the country’s electricity network, and potentially integrating them with KAHRAMAA’s strategic projects for renewable energy, such as the 800 MW Al Kharsaah Solar Power Project. Link to the news: