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Oman increases water and electricity production

Oman’s total electricity production until the end of July 2018 stood at 21,693.8 GW per hour compared to the end of July 2017, which saw a total production of 21,381.7 GW per hour

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The net electricity production in Muscat was at 2,442.3 GW per hour, an increase of 18.3 per cent compared to the end of July of 2017, which saw the net production at 2,064.8 GW per hour
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The net electricity production in Muscat was at 2,442.3 GW per hour, an increase of 18.3 per cent compared to the end of July of 2017, which saw the net production at 2,064.8 GW per hour

There has been a notable increase in Oman’s water and electricity production in Oman, according to figures released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

Oman’s total electricity production until the end of July 2018 stood at 21,693.8 GW per hour compared to the end of July 2017, which saw a total production of 21,381.7 GW per hour.

Water production increased by 5.4 per cent to reach 240.6 million cubic metres compared to 228.3 million cubic metres in the same period in 2017.

The total electricity production in the Governorates of Al Batinah and A’Dhahira reached 11,459.9 GW per hour, recording an average increase of 1.1 per cent over the same period in 2017, when the production was 11,334.4 GW per hour.

The Governorates of South and North A’Sharqiya posted a 0.7 per cent drop in total electricity production, which slumped to 4,696.7 GW per hour compared to an output of 4,730.2 GW last year.

The total electricity production in the Governorates of Al Batinah and A’Dhahira reached 11,459.9 GW per hour, recording an average increase of 1.1 per cent over the same period in 2017, when the production was 11,334.4 GW per hour.

The Governorates of South and North A’Sharqiya posted a 0.7 per cent drop in total electricity production, which slumped to 4,696.7 GW per hour compared to an output of 4,730.2 GW last year.

The total electricity production in the Governorate of Muscat rose by 7.4 per cent during the seven-month period this year to reach 2,282.3 GW per hour compared to 2,125.2 GW during the same period in 2017.

In Dhofar, the total electricity production until the end of July 2018 reached 2,070.6 GW per hour, down 4.5 per cent compared to the end of July 2017, when it was 2,168.9 GW per hour.

The total electricity production in the Governorate of A’Dhakiliya was recorded at 666.3 GW per hour, which is an increase of 10.9 per cent compared to 600.9 GW at the end of July 2017.

In Al Wusta, the total electricity production increased by 32.9 per cent during the 7-month period this year, reaching 272.3GW per hour against 204.9 GW per hour in 2017.

Total electricity production in the Governorate of Musandam also rose by 13.1 per cent till the end of July 2018, reaching 245.6 GW per hour compared to the end of July 2017, when it amounted to 217.2 GW per hour.

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.

Oman’s net electricity production during the first 7 months of 2018 witnessed a rise of 3.1 per cent to touch 21,660.5 GW per hour compared to 21,000 GW per hour achieved during the prior year period.

As per the NCSI data, Al Batinah and A’Dhahira witnessed a 1.5 per cent increase in electricity production to 11,292.1 GW per hour from 11,120.1 GW per hour in 2017.

A’Sharqiya ranked second in terms of net electricity production, recording a drop by 0.6 per cent to reach 4,693.7 GW per hour by end of July 2018 compared to 4,721.4 GW in 2017.

The net electricity production in Muscat was at 2,442.3 GW per hour, an increase of 18.3 per cent compared to the end of July of 2017, which saw the net production at 2,064.8 GW per hour.

Dhofar recorded a net electricity production of 1,973.8 GW per hour in the first seven months of 2018, down 4.5 per cent compared to the same period in 2017, when it was 2,067.9 GW per hour, whereas A’Dhakiliya’s net electricity production rose by 10.9 per cent to 661.8 GW against 596.6 GW per hour in 2017.

The net electricity production in Al Wusta rose by 61.4 per cent to reach 358.5 GW per hour compared to 222.1 GW per hour in 2017.

An increase in net electricity production by 15 per cent was recorded in Musandam at the end of July 2018 to reach 238.3 GW per hour against 207.2 GW recorded in 2017.

Water production in Oman reached 240.68 million cubic meters, an increase of 5.4 per cent from the end of July 2017, when it was 228.35 million cubic meters, the data revealed.

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