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Oman sees rise in power and water capacity

The Governorates of North and South Al Batinah and Al Dhahirah recorded the highest rate at the governorates level with production at 12,888.9 GW per hour, an increase of 1.8%, compared with 12,658.3 GW per hour in the same period last year

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Electricity production in Oman has risen to more than 25.4 thousand gigawatts (GW), reflecting a 12.1% increase in the period between 2014 and September 2015.

Water production has equally grown to exceed 218.7 million cubic meters, with an increase of 5.6% recorded at the end of August 2015, according to the latest statistics released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), reported The Times of Oman.

The Sultanate’s total electricity production until the end of September 2015 stood at 25,484.6 GW per hour, compared with 22,735.4 GW per hour in the corresponding period of 2014, constituting a rise by 12.1 per cent.

The Governorates of North and South Al Batinah, as well as the Governorate of Al Dhahirah recorded the highest rate at the governorates level as production in these governorates were pegged at 12,888.9 GW per hour, showing an increase of 1.8 per cent, compared with 12,658.3 GW per hour in the same period last year.

The Governorates of North and South Al Sharqiyah reported the biggest jump in production, compared with corresponding period last year.

The growth rate was pegged at 138.7 per cent, bringing the total production in the two governorates to 4,277.4 GW per hour in September 2015, from 1,792.1 GW per hour a year ago.

Total electricity production in the Governorate of Muscat touched 4,359.8 GW per hour, indicating a decline of 7.5 per cent, compared with the production recorded during the same period of 2014, when it was estimated to be 4,712.5 GW per hour.

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