Oman state utility OPWP expects peak power demand to grow at about 6% a year to 2024 in its two main electricity networks, the Main Interconnected System (MIS) serving Muscat and northern Oman and the Dhofar Power System (DPS) which is centered on the southern city of Salalah.

OPWP’s latest Seven-Year Statement, providing electricity and fuel outlooks for 2018-24, envisages total generating capacity – including the small Duqm and Musandam grids – increasing by 4.71GW to 13.15GW, comfortably above the 10.07GW peak demand predicted in 2024 (see table). (CONTINUED - 1361 WORDS)