The Sustainable Energy Unit (SEU) was established in November 2014 as a joint initiative between the Office of the Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
The key objectives of the Unit are to develop a cohesive and sustainable energy policy and to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Unit also works towards bridging the legal, institutional, and capacity gaps to ensure the Bahrain energy sector is capable to meet the future challenges.
SEU is the entity mandated to lead and promote energy efficiency practices, transfer and diffuse renewable energy technologies, and draft related policies and regulatory frameworks in close coordination with stakeholders and partners in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Since its establishment SEU developed two key policy documents for Bahrain: the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) and the National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP). These plans were endorsed by the Cabinet and are currently in the implementation phase.