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JLanka Technologies Company delegation visit

On May 6th, 2018, Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs His Excellency Dr. Abdulhussain Mirza received a delegation from JLanka Technologies Company, led by Dr. Mayura Jayasoma, Chief Executive Officer. JLanka Technologies is a leading renewable energy company in Sri Lanka with significant research and development capacity in software and hardware for solar energy solutions, installation and management.

Minister Dr. Mirza and JLanka Technologies’s top management discussed JLanka Technologies’ engagement in the Kingdom of Bahrain sustainable energy activities. JLanka Technologies has been commissioned by the Sustainable Energy Unit as a lead technical consultant to survey government buildings for the upcoming tender-based feed-in tariff policy.

SEU presents at the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning

On May 2nd, 2018, the Sustainable Energy Unit’s Solar Energy expert Alex Al Samahiji delivered an informative lecture on Bahrain’s Net Metering Policy to the staff of the Ministry of Works, Municipalities, Affairs and Urban Planning. Alex outlined the SEU’s role and activities in the area of sustainable energy, outlined Bahrain’s energy situation, and focused on the Net Metering Policy. The Net Metering Policy, along with the Tender-based Feed-In Tariff and the Renewable Energy Mandate for New Buildings, constitute the three policy measures developed under the framework of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan to facilitate the use of renewable energy in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Net Metering Policy was approved by the Cabinet’s Resolution no. 2 in December 2017. The Sustainable Energy Unit provides support to the implementation of the Net Metering Resolution in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

SEU is proud to support the Water and Energy Sustainable Innovation and Industry Conference

The Sustainable Energy Unit supported the Water and Energy Sustainable Innovation and Industry Conference and Exhibition held at the College of Science, University of Bahrain under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Abdul Hussain Bin Ali Mirza, Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs. Alex Al Samahiji, SEU Solar Energy Expert, presented on Bahrain’s Net Metering Policy and prospects for wind power generation. Dr. Khalid Burashid, SEU Senior Technical Advisor, discussed the existing and emerging sustainable energy policies in the Kingdom of Bahrain. SEU’s Acting Executive Director Nurzat Myrsalieva chaired the session on Renewable and Clean Energy. The Conference served as a multi-disciplinary platform for knowledge exchange and collective brainstorming for academia, industry and policy makers, who share a common aspiration to reach a sustainable energy future.

SEU launches the first Wind Atlas of the Kingdom of Bahrain

Under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, the Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs, and with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) the Sustainable Energy Unit (SEU) launched the first Wind Atlas of the Kingdom of Bahrain on April 12th, 2018. The Wind Atlas information was presented by EMD International, a global consultancy company specializing in wind projects.

The launch of the Wind Atlas has marked an important milestone for the Kingdom in the areas of renewable energy as it enhances the understanding of wind energy potential, creates new market opportunities and positively contributes towards achieving the national renewable energy targets. The Wind Atlas is an important tool to increase the flow of investment in wind energy similar to previous investments in solar energy. The development of renewable energy resources contributes to the achievement of sustainable development goals and is in line with the Economic Vision 2030.

The Sustainable Energy Unit also presented its brand-new website at www.sea.gov.bh, which would be used to increase public awareness of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The British Council announces call for applications for Institutional Links grants

April 9th, 2018: The British Council and the UK Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy alongside their partner the Science Innovation Network announce a new round of applications for Institutional Links grants. Institutional Links grants help scientists in the UK and the Gulf to come together to fight global challenges. Institutional Links grants were launched in 2016 and have funded 8 projects across the Gulf region covering such key sectors as renewable energy and nanotechnology. In Bahrain, the University of Bahrain won a grant in partnership with Loughborough University. The funding limit for this round is 125,000 GBP, which must be matched by the applicant institutions with cash or in-kind. The call is open now and the deadline is June 28th, 16:00 UK time. To be eligible, research projects need to fall under Bahrain specific research theme “Clean and renewable energy solutions”, which may or may not include integration with emerging disruptive technologies with a focus on solar, wind, or energy storage.

To apply and get more details please visit the British Council’s website.

All queries about this call for applications should be addressed to the Institutional Links email address UK-InstitutionalLinks@britishcouncil.org

SEU is ready to extend its support to facilitate such collaborations between Bahraini and UK institutions.

SEU presents at the University of Bahrain

On March 15th, 2018, the Sustainable Energy Unit’s Solar Energy expert Alex Al Samahiji delivered a seminar on Bahrain’s Net Metering Policy to the students of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Bahrain. The Net Metering Policy is one of the three policy measures developed under the framework of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan to facilitate the use of renewable energy in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Net Metering Policy was approved by the Cabinet’s Resolution no. 2 in December 2017. The Sustainable Energy Unit provides support to the implementation of the Net Metering Resolution in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The launch of the first Wind Atlas of the Kingdom of Bahrain

Under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Abdul Hussain Bin Ali Mirza – Minister of Electricity & Water Affairs, the Sustainable Energy Unit (SEU) is delighted to cordially invite you to the launch of the first Wind Atlas of the Kingdom of Bahrain, on the 12th April 2018 at 11:00 in the Gulf Hotel Conventions Centre.

The Wind Atlas launch marks an important milestone for the Kingdom in the areas of renewable energy, enhances the understanding of wind energy potential, creates new market opportunities and positively contribute towards achieving the national renewable energy targets.

Banking sector discusses financing schemes for renewable energy systems in Bahrain

Under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza the Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs, the Sustainable Energy Unit (SEU) with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and in cooperation with the Economic Development Board (EDB) organized last week 22nd February 2018 the workshop on Designing Financing Schemes for Decentralized Solar PV Systems for Bahrain’s banking sector. The workshop follows the Cabinet endorsement of the Net Metering Resolution on 28 December 2017 and is an integral part of the strategy to implement and promote renewable energy development in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The workshop discusses details of the Net Metering Policy and its implications for the banking sector. The Net Metering Resolution enables all residential, commercial and industrial customers in the Kingdom of Bahrain to install solar systems and connect them to EWA electricity network. The banking sector has an instrumental role in this process as it supports the successful implementation of the policy and facilitate the uptake of solar energy market in the Kingdom.

Enhancing banks’ capacity to design and to implement Policy-specific financing schemes will allow the sector to tap into a new market and positively enable Bahrain to achieve the national goals. The workshop also provides an excellent opportunity for the banking sector to meet leading experts in the areas of finance, investment and renewable energy and discuss their contribution to building a sustainable future.

This event is the first in the series of workshops tailored to meet the needs and interests of the banking sector in Bahrain. The increasing demand in renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions in Bahrain creates great investment opportunities and a demand in accessible financing schemes for local, regional and international enterprises.

Bahrain Bayan School wins the Zayed Future Energy Prize

The Sustainable Energy Unit (SEU) extends its most sincere congratulations to Bahrain Bayan School (BBS) team, who won the Zayed Future Energy Prize in the Global High School – Asia Category. The Bayan School’s project – Ecolab360 is a conceptual learning platform designed to educate students and to raise public awareness on sustainable practices and technologies. Ecolab 360 project won100,000 USD, which will cover almost 80% of the project implementation costs. The SEU welcomes initiatives in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency, and is delighted to see the growing interest of younger generations in sustainable energy.

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