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Bahrain pursues ambitious solar energy programme with CESI

The Bahraini Minister of electricity and water affairs met with officials from Milan, who was recently appointed to support the Kingdom’s sustainable energy endeavours

Dr Floris Hendrikus Schulze, Dr. Abdul-Hussain Ali Mirza and Jehan Al Murbati, executive director, SEU, Bahrain (all seated) pose for a group picture.
Dr Floris Hendrikus Schulze, Dr. Abdul-Hussain Ali Mirza and Jehan Al Murbati, executive director, SEU, Bahrain (all seated) pose for a group picture.
NEWS, Business, Bahrain, Bahrain Ministry of electricity and water affairs, CESI Middle East, Dr. Abdul-Hussain Ali Mirza, Dr. Floris Hendrikus Schulze, Dr. Matteo Codazzi, Sustainable Energy Unit

The Bahraini Minister of electricity and water affairs met with officials from CESI, a global renewable energy technical consulting and engineering firm, which was recently appointed to support the Kingdom’s sustainable energy endeavours.

CESI will assist the Bahraini Government to develop the technical and strategic regulatory requirements to connect and distribute renewable energy resources into the country’s national electricity grid owned by the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA).

Bahrain’s Sustainable Energy Unit’s (SEU) key objectives are to create an efficient and sustainable energy policy, encourage the use of renewables and raise awareness towards energy conservation.

“The Government of Bahrain is committed to supporting initiatives on the enhancement of energy efficiency and achieving clean energy production through renewable energy deployment,” remarked Dr Abdul-Hussain Ali Mirza, the Minister of electricity and water affairs.

The Minister explained that the Kingdom of Bahrain has increasingly recognized the growing importance of renewable energy as demand increases. In particular, solar PV systems have been a particular focus of interest for the Kingdom.

In this recent development, SEU has tasked CESI with finding solutions which include connecting renewable generation projects, increasing solar distributed generators and providing recommendations to speed up the growth of the PV market.

“We are delighted to work with the Kingdom of Bahrain SEU in such a crucial project, focused on integrating and connecting renewables into the electricity grid.  Based on our experience, a holistic and long-term approach to system design is key when planning variable renewables integration,” commented Dr. Matteo Codazzi, CEO, CESI.

“CESI will use the most emerging and innovative processes and technologies to keep Bahrain at the forefront of the PV energy market” said Dr Floris Hendrikus Schulze, managing director, for the company’s middle east region. 

CESI has been involved in several energy projects in the GCC.

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