Production of Electricity, Water by December 2022 Increases
Muscat, 12 Mar (ONA) --- The Sultanate of Oman’s total production of electricity increased by 8.1 percent till the end of December 2022 to reach 41,747.4 GW per hour compared to 38,630.4 GW during the corresponding period in 2021, according to the latest data issued by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
The Governorate of Dhofar recorded a rise in electricity production by 10.2 percent, to reach 4,236.7 GW per hour till the end of December 2022. The governorates of North Al Batinah, South Al Batinah and Al Dhahirah recorded an increase in total electricity production by 16.7 percent to reach 27,311.3 GW per hour.
Oman’s net production of electricity till the end of December 2022 went up by 8.3 percent to reach 40,411.9 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).
The highest volume of net electricity production was registered by the Governorate of Dhofar, which recorded a rise by 10.8 percent to reach 4,41.5 GW per hour. The governorates of North Al Batinah, South Al Batinah and Al Dhahirah recorded a rise by 17.1 percent of net electricity production to reach 26,397.4 GW per hour.
Meanwhile, water production in the Sultanate of Oman increased by 5 percent to reach 512,199.3 million cubic metres by the end of December 2022 compared to 487,715 million cubic metres during the corresponding period in 2021.
The governorates of Dhofar and Muscat recorded a rise by 9.3 percent and 6.9 percent in water production, respectively, compared to the corresponding period in 2021.