A study of Qatar's network reliability during the forthcoming FIFA 2022 world cup

Almaha Al-Jassim, Zhiwei Gao

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Abstract

The effect of increased load, due to the use of eight air-conditioned football stadiums during the forthcoming FIFA 2022 world cup, on Qatar's electricity network is investigated with the aid of PowerWorld simulator. The bowl areas of the stadiums currently under construction are estimated according to their seating capacity, and their air-conditioning loads are calculated using the air-conditioning requirement for a Qatari villa as a reference. Data regarding Qatar's electricity network are compiled with the aid of three publicly available sources. Power flow studies and contingency analyses are performed with and without the stadiums' load. An arbitrary correction factor is introduced to account for the uncertain nature of air-conditioning in open environment as well as cooling of other facilities. Results indicate that the addition of the stadiums' load introduces supply security violations. These are identified and appropriate remedial actions (involving generation and static VAr control) are devised and implemented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 56th International Universities Power Engineering Conference
Subtitle of host publicationPowering Net Zero Emissions, UPEC 2021 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665443890
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2021
Event56th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2021 - Virtual, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Duration: 31 Aug 20213 Sep 2021

Publication series

Name2021 56th International Universities Power Engineering Conference: Powering Net Zero Emissions, UPEC 2021 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference56th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityVirtual, Middlesbrough
Period31/08/213/09/21

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