EWA, Alba sign agreement

Manama, May 21 (BNA): The Electricity and Water Authority and Aluminum Bahrain (Alba) signed a technical agreement to operate and maintain electricity and water connections from Alba.

The agreement will provide the opportunity to exchange energy annually and seasonally to enhance energy efficiency by scheduling the timing between export and import between their electrical systems.

Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Chairman of the Electricity and Water Authority, said that the energy programs are part of the initiatives to enhance the quality of energy production in the Kingdom, so that it can be invested in the right way.

He stressed that the implementation of the energy exchange is carried out by following precise technical procedures that ensure the operation of the lines connected to Alba while following the appropriate operating standards to benefit from the energy production between the two parties to the fullest.

EWA and Alba aim to archive a medium and long term collaboration in line with future needs.

“We are pleased to continue this well-established cooperation with the Electricity and Water Authority in the field of energy exchange operations, which is in line with Alba’s goal of maximizing the utilization of natural gas in the company’s power plants, and providing the necessary stability for energy exchange operations,” said Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin Daij Al Khalifa, President of the Company. Alba’s Board of Directors: “The operations are around the clock, all days of the year, ensuring the reliability and durability of the power infrastructure, both Alba and the Electricity and Water Authority.”

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He added, “With the increasing focus on clean energy solutions, including solar energy, we look forward to working with the Electricity and Water Authority towards a sustainable and carbon-free future, to achieve the Kingdom of Bahrain’s goals to reach zero carbon neutrality by 2060.”


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