UAE/Oman interconnect ready this year
Nations to share power through interconnect coming online this year
The power systems of Oman and the United Arab Emirates are set to be connected this year, the state-owned power offtaker Oman Power and Water Procurement Co (OPWP) has announced.
The 220 KV interconnect, which will link the Main Interconnected System of Oman and the Abu Dhabi’s power system, has been designed to support power transfers of up to 200 megawatts, the Oman Daily Observer has reported.
According to the power and water company, the interconnect underpins a reserve sharing agreement reached by the two countries as part of an effort by the Gulf States to integrate their power systems. Subject to the availability of surplus generation capacity in the Abu Dhabi system, up to 200 megawatts of contingency support could potentially be provided to the Main Interconnected System, which serves much of northern Oman.