Batelco Inaugurates It’s Solar Park Of 1600 MWh Capacity

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Batelco has opened its solar park in the Ras Abu Jarjoor (RJR) region with 1600 MWh production capacity. This solar park will help in reducing around 900 tonnes of carbon emissions yearly which will help Bahrain achieve its vision of clean energy. Bahrain by 2025, aims for 250 MW of clean energy which will account for 5% of the total energy generated in the kingdom.

Batelco Chairman, Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, said, “It coincides with the goal that His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has set and announced as part of his address during the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference 2021, recently held in Glasgow, Scotland, which reiterates the kingdom’s commitment to achieve zero carbon neutrality by 2060.”

Shaikh Abdulla, said, “This project represents a new phase of Batelco’s efforts towards achieving our long-term strategy of adopting more ESG initiatives that will help us become a greener company. This project represents a new phase of Batelco’s efforts towards achieving our long-term strategy of adopting more ESG initiatives that will help us become a greener company. The Batelco Solar Park reaffirms our commitment to support the efforts of the Government of Bahrain in achieving its vision of environmental sustainability, and reaching its goals of decarbonization, enhancing energy efficiency, and doubling renewable energy sources.”

The inauguration was done in the presence of Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, President of the Sustainable Energy Authority, Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Engineer Wael bin Nasser Al Mubarak, Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs, Farouq Yousuf Khalil Al Moayyed, Chairman of YK Almoayyed & Sons and Dr. Mohamed bin Mubarak Bin Daina, Chief Executive of the Supreme Council for Environment.

Shaikh Abdulla, said, “The Batelco Solar Park reaffirms our commitment to support the efforts of the Government of Bahrain in achieving its vision of environmental sustainability, and reaching its goals of decarbonization, enhancing energy efficiency, and doubling renewable energy sources.”

“We are proud of Batelco’s environmental achievement and would like to extend our gratitude for the valuable support of our designated authorities and valued partners, without whom we would be unable to achieve our long-term goals. We look forward to introducing additional green initiatives as part of Batelco’s sustainability strategy,” he added.

The total capacity of renewable energy projects has already gone more than 237 MW which is 95% of the national target which is set at 250 MW by 2025.

Dr Mirza said, “We now have four years left to realize the remaining 5%, and we are confident that the Kingdom of Bahrain will exceed the national goal by 2025. We aim to make Bahrain a centre of clean energy excellence in line with the leadership’s vision to achieve the Kingdom’s renewable energy goals, particularly the national goal of reaching zero-carbon neutrality by 2060.”

“Today we celebrate a Batelco milestone, as it sets a precedent by becoming the first telecom company in the Kingdom to install solar energy systems that produce clean energy, contributing to the achievement of the Kingdom’s renewable energy goals, and aim to reach zero-carbon neutrality by 2060,” he further said.

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