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Oman’s Nama Group presents 400 kV grid interconnection study [free access]

June 2, 2018

Oman’s state-owned Nama Group has presented the final results and the study proposal for the grid interconnection between northern and southern areas of Oman.

 

The OMR500 million project will interconnect Oman’s existing four power networks to a 400 kV transmission system. The four networks include Main Integrated System (MIS) in the north, Dhofar System in the south, Duqm System in the east, and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) in Central Oman.

 

The study concluded that the economic and strategic feasibility of the project would reflect in the increased efficiency of the electricity system in Oman.

 

a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed back in 2016 between the Nama Group and PDO to study the interconnection for enhancing the electricity network in the country and to participate in electricity generation resources. The agreement also included the formation of a technical team from Nama Group represented by Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC), Oman Power and Water Procurement (OPWP), Rural Areas Electricity Company SAOC (RAECO) and PDO.

 

The concerned parties have agreed to sign an agreement, so as to begin with necessary procedures for the implementation of the project, which is expected to be completed within five years.