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Oman’s state power and water utility OPWP sees the country’s peak electricity demand rising by 4.54GW or almost 74% by 2022 from the 6.15GW peak consumption recorded in 2015. The company plans to increase power generating capacity by 4.8GW or 60% by 2022 to ensure supply security.
Oman’s current power generation capacity is almost entirely fueled by gas, which means that the Ministry of Oil and Gas may have to consider alternative supplies or fuels as OPWP’s capacity expansion plans take shape.
OPWP says it burned 8.2 bcm of gas in 2015, and that annual gas requirements in its two main grids – the Main Interconnected System (MIS) serving Muscat and the north, and the southern Dhofar grids –will rise by 2.7 bcm or 33% by 2022.
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