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Welcome!

The Smart Grid Center-Qatar is an interdisciplinary university environment organized to modernize how electricity is delivered from suppliers to consumers and to enable new electricity products, services, and markets.

Recent Publications

  • M. Malinowski, J. I. Leon and H. Abu-Rub, “Solar Photovoltaic and Thermal Energy Systems: Current Technology and Future Trends,” in Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 105, no. 11, pp. 2132-2146, Nov. 2017. doi: 10.1109/JPROC.2017.2690343
  • H. Komurcugil, S. Bayhan and H. Abu-Rub, “Variable- and Fixed-Switching-Frequency-Based HCC Methods for Grid-Connected VSI With Active Damping and Zero Steady-State Error,” in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 64, no. 9, pp. 7009-7018, Sept. 2017. doi: 10.1109/TIE.2017.268633
  • Refaat, Shady S.; Abu-Rub, Haitham; Sanfilippo, Antonio P.; Mohamed, Amira: ‘Impact of grid-tied large-scale photovoltaic system on dynamic voltage stability of electric power grids’, IET Renewable Power Generation, 2017, DOI: 10.1049/iet-rpg.2017.0219
  • S. Bayhan, M. Trabelsi, H. Abu-Rub and M. Malinowski, “Finite-Control-Set Model-Predictive Control for a Quasi-Z-Source Four-Leg Inverter Under Unbalanced Load Condition,” in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 64, no. 4, pp. 2560-2569, April 2017. doi: 10.1109/TIE.2016.2632062

Recent News

Smart Grid Center – Extension in Qatar in cooperation with the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation “KAHRAMAA” is going to organize a seminar on “The Futuristic Renewable Energy Dominated Grid – Opportunities and Challenges”. The talk will focus on explaining the renewable energy-dominated smart grid, the challenges associated with it, and the ways to make it achievable, reliable, and stable.

For more information about the seminar please click here.

We are pleased to welcome Sheikh Hamad Abdulla Jassim Al Thani, CEO of Vodafone Qatar, to our Smart Grid Center – Qatar steering committee.

Sheikh Hamad serves as Vodafone Qatar’s Chief Executive Officer where he is responsible for the overall creation, implementation, and integration of the long-range strategic, financial, commercial and operational direction of the Company. Previously, he served as Vodafone Qatar’s Chief Operations Officer where he was responsible for the Company’s Customer Operations, Human Resources, Legal & Regulatory, and External Affairs functions. Prior to joining Vodafone Qatar, Sheikh Hamad served in the Oil & Gas sector in various areas such as industrial network engineering and control system engineering.

It is our pleasure to announce the 2nd International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (SGRE-2019) — jointly organized by Smart Grid Center at Qatar and KAHRAMAA — will take place in Doha, Qatar, 19 – 21 November 2019.

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H.E. Eng. Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari KAHRAMAA President and Chair of the SGC-Q Steering Committee headed a delegation to TAMU at College Station where they visited the Smart Grid Center and signing collaboration agreement for optimizing KAHRAMAA’s smart grid capabilities.

KAHRAMAA President H.E. Eng. Essa Bin Hilal Al-Kuwari Chaired the First Smart Grid Center-Qatar (SGC-Q) Steering Committee Meeting at Texas A&M University at Qatar on 26 April 2018.

The Smart Grid Center extension in Qatar enables giving momentum to the smart grid of the whole Qatar. The smart grid effort aims to transform this critical infrastructure using computer-based remote control and automation.

KAHRAMAA President:”The SGC-Q will work to incorporate all efforts related to the field to build a platform for the smart infrastructure not only in electricity but also for water, telecommunication, and transportation as well.”

KAHRAMAA President:”The SGC-Q will work to incorporate all efforts related to the field to build a platform for the smart infrastructure not only in electricity but also for water, telecommunication, and transportation as well.”

12th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering

It is our pleasure to announce the 12th edition of the IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering (“CPE-POWERENG 2018”) — jointly organized by IEEE IES and Texas A&M University at Qatar — will take place in Doha, Qatar, 10-12 April 2018.

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