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EWA and Etihad Energy Services Partner to Reduce Electricity Consumption

by Madaline Dunn

The Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) in the Kingdom of Bahrain has signed a partnership agreement with Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad Esco), a subsidiary of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), to implement the “Kafa’a” programme. The programme aims to reduce electricity consumption in buildings with high consumption, in the public and private sectors, in partnership with Energy Service Companies (ESCOs). 

It was shared that this is a “vital step” towards establishing a Super ESCO (Etihad Energy Services) in the Kingdom of Bahrain. 

Commenting on the announcement, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, affirmed that the company would enhance the partnership by providing advisory services to implement energy-efficient solutions in buildings, reducing energy costs and supporting EWA’s strategic goals. 

Meanwhile, His Excellency Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, President of EWA, emphasised the importance of “Kafa’a” in achieving the Authority’s strategic objectives of improving energy efficiency and reducing consumption in the Kingdom of Bahrain. 

Further, he emphasised the significance of the partnership with Etihad Energy Services and the adoption of energy efficiency technologies to position Bahrain as a “leader” in energy efficiency regionally.

Bahrain’s EWA launched the electricity consumption reduction programme last December, following the completion of a pilot project to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, in collaboration with several companies on various projects. 

It was shared that through this initiative, the Authority successfully reduced energy consumption by 41 per cent annually and decreased bills by 39 per cent. 

Additionally, the pilot project led to a reduction of 5,430 tonnes of carbon emissions. 

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