Posted on October 08, 2019

Building on its more than 40 years of partnership in Qatar, GE launched its Smart Grid Lab, providing local access to leading global technology and training and supporting the ongoing development of research and development.

The US$1 million Lab – opened during an event with representatives from the United States Embassy in Qatar and Kristen Sanderson, Vice President of Customer Success, GE, together with leading members of the public and private sectors – will allow for the undertaking of advanced studies and the provision of training across multiple critical areas.

With a capacity of up to 500 individuals per year, the Lab will provide training in the areas of cybersecurity; smart cities; integration of renewable energy; smart grid, including energy management systems; distribution grid management systems; communication and telemetry; smart metering; substation digitization; grid asset life performance management systems; network inventory systems and Geographic Information Services; and grid consulting. Mohammed Mohaisen, President & CEO of Grid Solutions, Middle East, North Africa & Turkey, GE, said: “We take great pride in the scale of our innovation, working with partners across the world on delivering tangible results through our leading technologies. I am confident that through the opening of the Smart Grid Lab we will be able to both further support the embedding of a culture of innovation locally and partner in the growth of critical research and development in Qatar.”

The Smart Grid Lab serves to bring global technologies and training closer to energy sector companies in Qatar, providing current and future generations of engineers with cutting-edge technology.