Date: December 24, 2023
The Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat) recently conducted a specialized workshop on advanced modeling of electrical networks and renewable energy. The workshop brought together a group of researchers and specialists from various organizations, including the Ministry of Electricity and Water Affairs, the Electricity and Water Authority, Bahrain Polytechnic, and Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC).
Dr. Abdulla Isa Al-Abbasi, Director of the Energy and Environment Program at the Studies and Research Directorate, emphasized that organizing such workshops is a testament to Derasat’s commitment to aligning with national goals and global trends in the realm of renewable energy. He further highlighted that the workshop serves as the initial step towards several research projects in the energy and environment sectors, which rely on partnerships with the private sector and contribute to fostering interest in research, development, and innovation.
Dr. Al-Abbasi also underscored the workshop’s alignment with the Kingdom of Bahrain’s plans in the renewable energy sector, aiming to achieve targets of 5% by 2025 and 20% by 2035 in terms of renewable energy in the energy sector. Achieving these goals necessitates collaborative efforts and the establishment of partnerships with industrial sectors, supporting sustainable solutions based on robust scientific research. This becomes even more crucial following the Kingdom of Bahrain’s intention to attain zero carbon neutrality by 2060.
It is noteworthy that the workshop equipped participants with training on the latest advanced applications worldwide, which will form an integral part of the forthcoming Artificial Intelligence Renewable Energy Laboratory (AIRE), slated for launch by Derasat in 2024. This laboratory is expected to play a role in supporting national plans associated with the energy transformation process.