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Oman: Installed Electricity Capacity, Generation and Consumption [free access]

July 7, 2017

Oman’s power system is segregated into three isolated systems — main interconnected system (MIS), covering the northern half of the country; the Salalah power system covering the southern Dhofar region; and the rural power system.

 

At the end of 2016, Oman’s net installed capacity was around 7,857 MW, the majority of which was located in the MIS. Since 2015, the country’s net installed electricity capacity has declined by 0.6 per cent. This was mainly due to lower available capacity of the existing generation plants. However, since 2012, the installed capacity has grown at a high compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.3 per cent.

 

Table 1: Growth in Oman’s net installed electricity capacity (MW)

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

MIS

4,807

5,307

7,191

7,180

7,155

Dhofar

701

718

718

702

702

Total

5,508

6,025

7,909

7,882

7,857

Annual growth rate (%)

 -

9

31

        (0.34)

        (0.32)

Note: MIS – main interconnected system

Source: Oman Electricity Transmission Company

 

In 2016, 28,096 GWh of electricity was generated and consumed. Electricity generation and consumption have increased at a CAGR of 8.4 per cent and 7.6 per cent respectively since 2012. Peak demand increased during the 2012-2016 period at a CAGR of 8.3 per cent, to reach 5,920 MW in 2016.

 

Table 2: Growth in electricity generation, consumption and peak demand

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Generation (GWh)

20,316

20,316

29,128

29,128

28,096

Consumption (GWh)

20,958

22,791

25,174

25,174

28,096

Peak Demand (MW)

4,293

5,056

5,708

5,565

5,920

Source: Arab Union of Electricity