Rapidly rising electricity consumption within the GCC is a long-standing concern. A massive annual increase in Qatar’s annual power generation in 2019 further reinforces this.

Qatar’s power plants delivered a record 48.6TWh of electricity in 2019, up 23% on 2018 and 11% higher than the previous annual record of 43.9TWh in 2017. An all-time high of 5.65TWh was recorded in August, while December was just the latest in a long series of monthly records (see charts). (CONTINUED - 184 WORDS)