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Bahrain 'producing 850MW of surplus power'

Manama, March 9, 2014

Bahrain is now producing 850MW of surplus power, according to a top government official.

Minister of State for Electricity and Water Affairs Dr Abdulhussain Mirza said it is sufficient to take care of the kingdom’s needs, taking into consideration a five per cent annual increase in power consumption, reported the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.

Total power generation is expected to reach 3,923MW this summer, he told our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej , adding that the Electricity and Water Authority may resort to GCC Power Grid, if required.

Meanwhile, consumption this summer is expected to reach 3,080MW and the 850MW surplus will ensure a safe network performance, Dr Mirza said. - TradeArabia News Service




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