Bahrain’s EWA strikes operation & maintenance agreement with Alba

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Bahrain’s Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) has signed an operation and maintenance agreement with Aluminum Bahrain (Alba), the world’s largest aluminum smelter ex-China.

The agreement will allow exchanging energy yearly and seasonally to boost energy efficiency by scheduling the timing between exporting and importing between their electric systems, according to the statement.

Further, EWA and Alba both aim at archiving medium and long-term cooperation that will be in line with future needs.

Commenting on the deal, EWA President Mr. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed said that energy programs fall under initiatives of enhancing the quality of energy production in the Kingdom so that it can be invested in the proper method.

The EWA President further noted that the implementation of energy exchange is conducted by following meticulous technical procedures that ensure the operation of the lines connected with Alba while following the proper operational standards to benefit from energy-producing between the two parties to the fullest.

For his part, HE Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin Daij Al Khalifa, the Chairman of Alba, said that, “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 optimizing the use of natural gas in the company’s power plants, providing the necessary stability for operations around the clock, all days of the year, and ensuring the reliability and durability of the energy infrastructure,  Alba and the Electricity and Water Authority alike.”

“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 goals of the Kingdom of Bahrain to reach zero carbon neutrality by 2060,” the Alba Chairman added.

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