Qatar state utility QEWC expects the emirate’s first major solar project online by the end of the year. The first 350MW at Al Kharsaah will help meet rising electricity demand, which is currently met entirely through gas-fired plants.

After supplying record amounts of electricity and water in 2020, state-owned Qatar Electricity and Water Co (QEWC) is looking forward to bringing online additional capacity in the coming months. The firm’s revenue edged up in 2020 amid greater demand, but net profits fell by 18% as operational costs also rose. (CONTINUED - 747 WORDS)