Electricity Production Falls 3.1pc at End of May 2020 in the Sultanate

Muscat, The Sultanate’s total electricity production at the end of May 2020 fell 3.1% to reach 13,254.8 GW per hour compared to the end of the same month of 2019, when the total production was 13,684.8 GW per hour.

Meanwhile, water production at the end of April 2020 increased by 5.5% to reach 147.26 million cubic meters compared to 139.64 million cubic meters in the same period in 2019, according to statistics released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

The total electricity production in the Governorates of Al Batinah and A’Dhahira reached 8,113 GW per hour at the end of May 2020 compared to the same period of 2019, when the production was 8,489.1 GW per hour. The total electricity production in A’Sharqiya reached 2,913.1 GW per hour compared to an output of 2,687.4 GW last year, recording a rise of 8.4%.

Total electricity production in the Governorate of Dhofar declined 3% at the end of the 5-month period of 2020, reaching 1,476.1 GW per hour compared to 2019, when it amounted to 1,521.5 GW per hour. The Governorate of Al Wusta also recorded a rise in total electricity production by 19%.

Meanwhile, the total electricity production in the Governorate of A’Dakhliya fell by 86.8% at the end of May 2020 to reach 24.5 GW per hour compared to 185.5 GW during the same period of 2019.

The net figures are inclusive of purchases by Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) and the Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAEC) from local power generating entities, as well as output from auto-generators and diesel rental units.

The Sultanate’s net electricity production at the end of May 2020 dropped 2.3% to touch 12,955.4 GW per hour compared to 13,254.7 GW per hour achieved during the prior year period.

As per the NCSI data, Al Batinah and A’Dhahira topped the list of governorates with the highest net electricity production, reaching 7,937.4 GW per hour from 8,187.7 GW per hour in 2019. A’Sharqiya ranked second, reaching 2,836.9 GW per hour at end of May 2020 compared to 2,621.7 GW in 2019. Muscat and Dhofar recorded a fall in net electricity production by 19.4% and 2.8% to reach 378 GW per hour and 1,400.9 GW per hour, respectively.
A’Dakhiliya also recorded a drop in the net electricity production by 87.2% to reach 23.5 GW.

On the other hand, the water production of the Sultanate reached 147.26 million cubic meters at the end of April 2020, an increase of 5.5% from the end of April 2019, when it was 139.64 million cubic meters, the data revealed.

In Muscat, water production rose by 7.9% to reach 65.93 million cubic meters in the 4-month period of 2020 compared to 61.13 million cubic meters in 2019. Water production also rose in the Governorate of Dhofar by 6% to reach 20.49 million cubic meters in 2020 compared to 2019, when the production was 19.34 million cubic meters.

The total water production of other governorates at the end of April 2020 was 60.83 million cubic meters, a rise of 2.8% from the end of April 2019, when the production reached 59.17 million cubic meters.

Source: Oman News Agency