100MW solar power plant for Bahrain
Bahrain is making plans to build a 100MW solar power plant as part of its renewable energy agenda
Bahrain is making plans to build a 100MW solar power plant as part of its renewable energy agenda.
The solar plant will be developed in conjunction with the private sector.
The plant is expected to be ready to start power production by the end of 2018, according to Dr. Abdulhussain bin Ali Mirza, Bahrain’s minister of electricity and water affairs.
The tendering process is widely expected to begin in February 2018.
The solar power plant project is in line with Bahrain’s National Energy Efficiency Plan and the National Renewable Energy Plan, which was introduced by the government in 2016. The plans specify a goal of having 5% of the country’s electricity consumption to come from renewable energy and resources.
The goal is expected to be fulfilled in 2025, thanks to a number of forthcoming energy and power initiatives that are to be implemented across the kingdom.