New push for green energy

By Ahmed Al Omari, Gulf Daily News:

A GREEN power plant that relies solely on wind and solar energy is on the drawing board, it emerged yesterday.

Minister of State for Electricity and Water Dr Abdulhussain Mirza, announced plans for the project yesterday at the opening of the 2012 Renewable Energy Forum.

He said the project would be tendered out next year following a study by a German firm and it was expected to generate five megawatts of power.

“In 2013, we hope that companies will begin bidding for the new plant that will be located near Al Dur power plant,” he told the GDN on the sidelines of the event at Regency InterContinental Bahrain.

“The EWA (Electricity and Water Authority) hired a German company to do a study on solar and wind energy… Read more

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