A collaborative research agreement was signed between Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Smart Grid Center and the center’s extension in Qatar on the study titled “Optimizing KAHRAMAA’s Smart Grid Capabilities and Setting its Future Roadmap” on May 8, 2018. Representing TEES, Dr. Dimitris Lagoudas, Deputy Director and Senior Associate Dean for Research, signed the agreement. The KAHRAMAA attendees included His Excellency Engineer Essa Bin Hilal Al-Kuwari, president of Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation and chair of the SGC-Q Steering Committee, and Mohamed Ali S A Almuhannadi, manager of the public relations and communications department. The TEES Smart Grid Center was represented by Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, director. The center’s extension in Qatar was represented by Dr. Haitham Abu-Rub, managing director. More details can be found at http://tees.tamu.edu/news/2018/05/18/smart-grid-center-signs-collaborative-agreement-with-qatar-general-electricity-and-water-corporation/.