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Posted On: 6 September 2010 06:08 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

Qatar to supply 150 megawatts of electricity to Bahrain

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Qatar will supply 150 megawatts (MW) of electricity to neighbouring Bahrain with the supply lasting from 3pm to 5pm, Al Sharq reported yesterday, quoting the Saudi News Agency. Doha and Manama inked the power supply deal last week in collaboration with the GCC Power Grid Authority, which also helped the two sides in fixing the pricing and agreeing on other terms and conditions. Negotiations for the deal, which was announced by the GCC Power Grid Authority, were held earlier. The announcement said the Qatari-Bahraini deal is part of the move to get the regional power grid operational in phases. From July end, GCC states have begun enhancing their power generation capacities in preparation for the operation of the regional grid. According to the report, Bahrain on August 29 faced a severe power outage which affected the country for more than five hours. Bahrain has, thus, welcomed the power supply deal with Qatar and said it would greatly help it resolve the power crisis.