The Kingdom of Bahrain has begun the implementation of National Energy Transition Plan, which aims to bolster renewable energy. Bahrain is aiming to augment the renewable energy claim in its cumulative electricity generation to 5% by 2025, advancing to 20% by 2035.
The President of the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA), Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, underlined Bahrain’s dedication to diversification of energy resources and enabling the transition to sustainable energy, keeping step with the COP26 commitments it has made.
The EWA has carried out measures aimed at streamlining the connection process for renewable energy applications. It has also laid out the criteria for enrollment of consultants and contractors partaking in distributed renewable energy resources.
The body says that rigorous technical standards have been taken up to maintain the quality of equipment and components employed in RES (renewable energy systems). In another initiative, it has partnered up with the Information and e-Government Authority to pave the way for the digitization of renewable energy applications with a view to accelerate the process and make it simpler.
At present, more than 180 successful installations, exceeding a cumulative of 38 MW, have been connected to the EWA’s electricity distribution network. Installation is expected to reach 150 MW by 2026.