The total electricity production in the Sultanate of Oman until the end of June 2023 grew by 1.6% to 20,349.1 gigawatts per hour, compared to 20,023.8 gigawatts per hour during the corresponding period in 2022, according to preliminary statistics released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
The governorates of Al Dhahirah, South Al Batinah, and North Al Batinah posted an increase of 0.4% in total electricity production, to 12,985.5 gigawatts per hour, by the end of June 2023.
Electricity production in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate went up by 7.2% to 35.4 gigawatts per hour, while it grew by 6% in the Governorates of North Al Sharqiyah and South Al Sharqiyah to 4,541.5 gigawatts per hour.
In the Governorate of Dhofar electricity production increased by 12.4% to 2,297.1 gigawatts per hour, while it saw minor growth of 0.2% to 203.5 gigawatts per hour in Musandam Governorate.
However, in Muscat Governorate, total electricity production went down by 51.5% to 181.4 gigawatts per hour, while it dropped by 33.2% to 104.7 gigawatts per hour in Al Wusta Governorate.
Oman’s net electricity production until the end of June 2023 (which includes the purchases of the Oman Power Procurement Company and the purchases of the Rural Areas Electricity Company by region) stood at 19,697.1 gigawatts per hour. The largest amount of net electricity production (12,547.6 gigawatts per hour) emanated from the Governorate of Al Dhahirah and the governorates of South Al Batinah and North Al Batinah.
Meanwhile, the total volume of water produced in Oman saw an increase of 1.6% to 256,220,000 cubic metres by the end of June 2023, compared to 252 million and 296.4 thousand cubic metres by the end of the corresponding period in 2022. Dhofar Governorate’s water production grew by 3.7%, followed by Muscat Governorate’s water production, which went up by 1.7%.
Source: Oman News Agency