Energy trade liaison officers have gathered in Bahrain to attend a workshop organised by GCC Interconnection Authority (GCCIA).
The event has seen delegates exchange experiences, discuss roles, propose recommendations to promote energy trade and develop an action plan for the next phase. The workshop also discussed activating and facilitating the procedures of energy trade between the six GCC countries, as well as ways to overcome potential obstacles, and refer the appropriate recommendations that contribute to accelerating the exchange of energy trade between the GCC states.
Traded energy between networks of associated countries through the electrical interconnection network surged from 308 megawatts-hours in 2010 to 45.939 megawatts-hours in 2011, according to Ahmed Al Ibrahim, the acting CEO of GCCIA.
Head-quartered in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, the GCC Interconnection Authority is a joint stock company subscribed by the six Gulf States.