Muscat, The Sultanate’s electricity and water

production have registered growth, according to statistics released by

the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

Latest preliminary statistics released by the National Center for

Statistics and Information noted that the Sultanate’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% to reach

240.6 million cubic meters compared to 228.3 million cubic meters in

the same period in 2017.

The total electricity production in the Governorates of of Al Batinah

and A’Dhahira reached 11,459.9 GW per hour, recording an average

increase of 1.1% 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%

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% 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% 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%

compared to 600.9 GW at the end of July 2017.

In Al Wusta, the total electricity production increased by 32.9%

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

increased by 13.1% 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.

The Sultanate’s net electricity production during the first 7 months

of 2018 witnessed a rise of 3.1% 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 %

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% 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% 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% 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% to 661.8 GW

against 596.6 GW per hour in 2017.

The net electricity production in Al Wusta rose by 61.4% to reach

358.5 GW per hour compared to 222.1 GW per hour in 2017.

An increase in net electricity production by 15% was recorded in

Musandam at the end of July 2018 to reach 238.3 GW per hour against

207.2 GW recorded in 2017.

On the other hand, the water production of the Sultanate reached

240.68 million cubic meters, an increase of 5.4% from the end of July

2017, when it was 228.35 million cubic meters, the data revealed.

In Muscat, the water production grew by 6.5% to reach 107.98

million cubic meters compared to 101.37 million thousand cubic meters

at the end of July 2017.

Water production also rose in the Governorate of Dhofar by 2.2% to

31.03 million cubic meters compared to the end of July 2017, when the

production was 30.33 million cubic meters.

The total water production of other governorates at the end of July

2018 was 101.69million cubic meters, and an increase of 5.2% from the

end of July 2017, when the production reached 96.64million cubic

meters.

Source: Oman News Agency