Rise in Oman’s water and electricity production

Rise in Oman’s water and electricity production
Published: 24 September 2017 - midnight
By: Utilities ME Staff

Oman’s net electricity production in the January-July 2017 period registered a growth of 8% year-on-year reaching 20,901.2 GW/H from 19,349.5 GW/H over the same period of 2016, according to data released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

Net electricity produced during July 2017 stood at 3,873.2 GW/H.

The highest growth in electricity generation was reported from the Governorate of Al Wusta, which increased its net power production by 72.5% with output reaching 296.2 GW/H at the end of July from 171.7 GW/H during the same period of 2016, reported Times of Oman.

The Governorates of North and South A’Sharqiyah came second with an increased net power production of 44.9% with output reaching 4,721.4 GW/H during the January-July period from 3,258 GW/H a year ago.

Oman’s gross electricity production during the first seven months of this year witnessed an increase of 8.1 per cent to touch 21,205.1 GW/H compared with 19,623.3 GW/H achieved during the same period of 2016.

Total water production at the end of June 2017 increased by 6.2% to 194,611,500 cubic meter compared with 183,229,200 cubic meter during the same period of 2016.

The Governorate of Dhofar raised its water production by 11.4 per cent to 26,000,900 cubic metres at the end of June this year from 23,344,400 cubic metres during the same period of 2016.

The Governorate of Muscat raised its water production by 1.6 per cent 85,587,100 cubic metres at the end of June this year against 84,247,000 cubic metres during the comparable period of 2016.

Production in other governorates together increased by 9.8 per cent to 83,023,500 cubic metres until the end of June 2017, from 75,637,800 cubic metres during same period of 2016, the data showed.

The net figures are inclusive of purchases by Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) and the Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAEC) from local power generating entities, as well as output from auto-generators and diesel rental units.

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