State owned utility OPWP will continue to be faced with constrained gas supplies for the foreseeable future, at a time when electricity demand is growing sharply. Its immediate priority is a 5% improvement in generating efficiency.

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) delivered 27.1TWh of electricity to customers in 2014, a rise of 13.6% over the 23.9TWh produced in 2013. The company’s current forecast sees Oman’s total peak electricity demand rising 85% by 2021, but warns that beyond 2019 gas availability “is not assured.” (CONTINUED - 666 WORDS)