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More than 20 senior executives from Qatari state and private entities came together with US energy experts in a training seminar that a senior ministerial officer said has broadened Qatari officials' understanding of US experience in the field of energy.
The seminar featured a productive exchange between the US and Qatari participants and underscored the strong commitment of the two countries in continuing constructive cooperation in the energy sector.
The Qatar-American confluence took place in a live 'webinar' organised by the US National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and supported by the US Department of Energy. The theme of the seminar was"Models for Regulating the Electricity Sector and Encouraging Renewable Energy Integration".
Senior officials from the Ministry of Energy and Industry, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa), Qatar Electricity and Water Company and Siraj Company participated in the event held on Thursday.
The seminar featured presentations by New York Public Service Commission Commissioner Diane Burman, Connecticut Public Utilities Authority Commissioner and NARUC President Jack Betkoski, and US National Regulatory Research Institute Principal Researcher Tom Stanton.
Sheikh Mishal bin Jabor al Thani, Director of Energy Affairs at the Ministry of Energy and Industry expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the American presenters, and praised the efforts of the US Embassy in Doha to promote cooperation between the two countries.
The United States commends Qatar's National Vision 2030 efforts to achieve sustainable development goals and the efforts of public and private sector personnel to deliver high quality services to the residents of Qatar to raise standards of living in the country.
The US Department of Energy and Qatar'sMinistry of Energy and Industry have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen and facilitate bilateral energy cooperation during the inaugural US-Qatar Strategic Dialogue held in January 2018 in Washington, DC.
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