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Oman's total electricity generation rises by 6.4%

Business Saturday 16/March/2024 16:05 PM
By: ONA
Oman's total electricity generation rises by 6.4%

Muscat: The Sultanate of Oman’s total electricity generation recorded an increase of 6.4 percent to reach 44,346.3 gigawatts per hour by the end of 2023 compared to 41,698 gigawatts per hour during the end of 2022.

Statistics issued by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) showed that the governorates of North and South Al Batinah and Al Dhahirah recorded a total generation of 28,325.2 gigawatts per hour, while the Al Dakhiliyah Governorate recorded the highest percentage of increase in total generation by 91.2 percent to reach 164.4 gigawatts per hour.

The total generation of electricity in Muscat Governorate increased by 65.4 percent to reach 618.5 gigawatts per hour and in Dhofar Governorate electricity generation rose by 13 percent to reach 4,687.2 gigawatts per hour.

The total generation of electricity in the North and South Al Sharqiyah Governorates also increased by 9.3 percent, reaching 9,874.2 gigawatts per hour, and in the Musandam Governorate, the total generation increased by 6.1 percent, reaching 480.4 gigawatts per hour, while the total generation of electricity in the Central Governorate decreased by 30.9 percent, reaching 196.3 gigawatts per hour.

Statistics further indicated that the Sultanate of Oman’s net electricity generation until the end of 2023 increased by 6.6 percent to reach 43,11.8 gigawatts per hour.

On the other hand, the NCSI data showed that the total amount of water produced in the Sultanate of Oman increased by 1.5 percent to reach about 520.35 million cubic metres by the end of 2023, compared to 512.44 million cubic metres by the end of 2022.