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Oman Q1 net electricity production rises 9.1%

Oman’s net electricity production during the first quarter of 2016 registered a year-on-year growth of 9.1% to reach 5,926.7 GW/H as against 5,429.9 GW/H produced last year

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Oman’s net electricity production during the first quarter of 2016 registered a year-on-year growth of 9.1% to reach 5,926.7 GW/H as against 5,429.9 GW/H produced last year, according to data released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

Net electricity produced during March stood at 2,259.2 GW/H.

The Sultanate’s first quarter gross electricity production rose 9.2 per cent to 6,199.6 GW/H compared with 5,677.5 GW/H achieved during the same quarter of 2015.

Meanwhile, the Sultanate’s water production last year surged 4.2pc to 336.856 million cu.m compared with 323.149 million cu.m in the previous year.

Net electricity generated in the Governorate of Dhofar reported a 14pc increase during the period with output reaching 675.2 GW/H while the Governorate of A'Dakhiliyah stepped up its output by 7.6pc to 228.7 GW/H.

The Governorate of Musandam logged a production growth of 6.9pc to touch 48.8 GW/H.

The Governorates of North and South Al Batinah and the Governorate of A'Dhahirah together achieved a 25pc increase in net electricity production at 3,253.7 GW/H.

However, net electricity output in the Governorates of North and South A'Sharqiyah witnessed a decline of 23.5pc to 594.7 GW/H while a 6pc fall in production in the Governorate of Muscat brought down net electricity output to 1,058.4 GW/H during the period.

The Governorate of Al Wusta too recorded a 7.5pc drop in production at 67.2 GW/H.

Net electricity production last year stood at 32,081.1 GW/H.

Water production in the Governorate of Muscat rose 78.3pc last year to 156.6 million cu.m compared with 2014 figures while the Governorate of Dhofar recorded a 5.2pc fall at 37.62 million cu.m.

Other governorates together logged a 27.1pc drop in water production generating 142.63 million cu.m last year.

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