EWA signs deal with GE Digital to modernise Bahrain's power network

A variety of GE Digital’s industry-leading grid software will be installed

  
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SAN RAMON - GE Digital yesterday announced that the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) has signed a contract worth $28.7 million for software and services to modernise Bahrain’s electricity and water networks.

A variety of GE Digital’s industry-leading grid software will be installed in a state-of-the-art control centre that will digitise operations for increased efficiency and operations redundancy.

The end-to-end software solution spans the breadth of operations from transmission to distribution across the company’s essential electricity and water services.

Its implementation will be integral to the country’s economic vision and strategy for the future.

“We at the EWA are keen to provide electricity and water services at the highest level of quality and reliability to ensure sustainable development in Bahrain, and to become a leading model for providing electricity and water services,” said Shaikh Nawaf bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, chief executive of EWA.

“This project will facilitate our goals to optimise asset and network utilisation and minimise outages in the networks for reliability of supply.”

“EWA’s solution is unique in the region and the industry and we are proud to be a part of it,” said Talal Eskandar, vice-president for GE Digital’s commercial operations in the Middle East region.

“As the authority serves 430,000 electricity and 310,000 water customers, digital solutions will assist in optimising their customer service and asset management goals.”

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