Oman’s Forecasts 85% Power Demand Rise To 2021; Gas Shortage A Worry

Oman peak demand is set to rise 4.8GW by 2021, further stretching gas resources.

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) sees electricity demand in its two main distribution grids – the Main Interconnected System (MIS) and the Dhofar system – rising by 9% and 10% a year respectively, according to its latest seven-year forecast (see Table 1).

The company attributes the growth to increasing...