Average electricity generation grows by 10% in Qatar
October 08 2015 08:06 PM
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The average annual growth in the country's electricity generation in the four years between 2010 and 2014 was 10%, according to a report published by Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa).

The production of electricity in 2010 was shown as 28,144 gigawatts. In the subsequent years it were given as 30730 GWh (2011), 34788 GWh (2012), 34668 GWh (2013) and 38963 GWh (2014) respectively. Barring 2013, every year showed a rise in the production compared to the previous year.

However in 2013, there was marginal fall of 0.3% compared to the previous year. The highest growth during the four-year period was 13.2% in 2012, compared to 2011.

The report also said in 2010, the growth was an impressive 16.5% in comparison to the previous year of which the figure is not available in the report.

There has been an average growth of 8.5% in the annual demand, the report added while disclosing that the highest growth in demand was in 2012 when there was a 16.4% rise compared to the year before.

The average growth in the number of customers between 2010 and 2014 was 5.8%.

However between 2009 and 2010, and also between 2010 and 2011, the growth was approximately 7.8%. The growth in customers' number was lowest between 2012 and 2013, when it was only 1.6%.

The number of customers were 252,893 in 2010. In the subsequent years the customers were given as 272,745 (2011), 288,903 (2012), 293,604 (2013) and 310,107 (2014). Between 2013 and 2014, the growth was 5.6%.

The report also says the average annual growth in the potable water generation between 2010 and 2014 was 7.7%, the highest being between 2011 and 2012 when the growth was 9%. The growth was the lowest (0.6%) between 2012 and 2013.

However, between 2009 and 2010, the growth was even bigger at 9.6%. The figures of 2009 are not available in the report.

While the water generation in 2009 was 374 million cubic meters, the 2014 figure was 495 million cubic meters. Similarly there were 210,475 customers for water in 2009 and the number rose to 262,018 in 2014. The growth was maximum (8%) between 2013 and 2014 in the four years between 2010 and 2014. The average annual growth in numbers was 6.9%.

The maximum production on any day in 2009 was 1.13 million cubic meters. The number shot up to 1.48 million cubic meters in 2014.

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