EWA President inspects preparations for hot summer

The Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) stressed commitment to provide necessary network supplies in partnership with major private sector firms that run power and water plants.

“This partnership aims to promote sustainability in the energy sector and water production, taking into account the growing needs”, said EWA President Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed.

In a statement today, he stressed the need to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate environmental pollution in various projects in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

He was speaking as he paid a field visit to Hidd Power and Water Company and the Ezzel Electricity Company, where he inspected both production firms to ensure their readiness for this summer.

The importance of undertaking all preparations to ensure both stations are optimally prepared to meet the soaring demand on power and water as the Kingdom of Bahrain braces for a hot summer.

Hidd Electricity and Water Company has the capacity to generate 929 megawatts, which is equivalent to about 18.4% of the total production capacity of electric power in the Kingdom.

It also produces 90 million gallons of water per day, which is equivalent to 42.9% of the total daily production of water in the Kingdom of Bahrain. As for the Ezzel Electricity plant, it generates 941 megawatts.

The EWA chief took stock of the facilities at the Hidd Power and Water plant, which began commercial operation in 2008 in the Mina Salman Industrial Area.

The plant functions by using gas turbines that operate in the combined cycle associated with steam turbines which contribute to enhancing the overall production efficiency.

He also toured the Al-Ezzel Electricity Company, which began commercial operation in 2007, in the Mina Salman Industrial Area. It incorporates combined-cycle gas turbines.

Source: Bahrain News Agency