Qatar’s peak electricity demand exceeded 7GW for the first time in August. However, state generator QEWC aims to beat consumption growth with the first of two large plants ready to enter construction.

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) says that the emirate’s electricity demand has set a series of records this summer. Peak load hit a record of 6.89GW in June, before rising to 6.99GW in July and 7.07GW in August. (CONTINUED - 800 WORDS)