The Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa), which spearheads the National Programme for Conservation & Energy Efficiency “Tarsheed,” has launched the third phase of Tarsheed22 (T22) project in co-operation with Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC).
The third phase of T22 is to be implemented in five stages until 2022, it was announced at the first induction meeting at Kahramaa Awareness Park for managers of 22 new independent schools selected by Ministry of Education & Higher Education.
The induction meeting aimed at identifying the project as well as evaluation standards related to the involved schools, where the competition features the following awards. There are three prizes for schools that reduces electricity and water consumption remarkably. There is an award for the best video containing a national awareness message related to reducing energy consumption, posted via social media platforms with the special hashtag of Tarsheed 22: #T22_2017 and #Tarsheed22_2017.
The other awards are for the school that organises most number of visits to the Kahramaa Awareness Park for its students, the school that designs and publishes most number of paintings with conservation messages with a national theme, and a football match for schools.
The third phase is a completion for the two previous stages, where 40 schools have been upgraded through replacing the non-conserving equipment with conserving tools.
The schools will be provided annually by electricity and water with 3 GW/h, which will contribute in saving approximately QR750,000 per year as well as reducing carbon emissions by 1,600 tonnes per year.
The second phase of the programme included honouring the winning schools in Tarsheed 22 for the year 2016-2017.
The winning schools succeeded in reducing the annual consumption rate of electricity and water, reducing carbon emissions via converting the roofs to be solar panels and using renewable energy.
The Tarsheed 22 comes within projects and initiatives of the National Programme for Conservation & Energy Efficiency launched under the patronage of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.
The programme was launched in April 2015 by Kahramaa in collaboration with SC. Every year, the programme targets 22 new schools located in the areas where the FIFA 2022 World Cup stadiums will be established to educate students and teach them methods of conserving electricity and water for better living by utilising the football power which is the world's first popular game.
The programme also includes educational materials, lectures, competitions and activities for schools. Moreover, the project supports and promotes processes of replacing the non-saving equipment with the conserving tools in the selected schools.
A competition and a football tourney will be organised by SC to select the best conserving school during the project phase.