Oman’s state electricity and water firm OPWP will prioritize development of an electricity spot market and trials of electricity trading through the GCC grid in 2016. The company also plans to develop a new procurement methodology to secure power and water suppliers for the long term.

The utility delivered a total 31.29TWh of electricity in 2015, an increase of 15.5% over the 27.10TWh supplied in 2014. At the same time, OPWP supplied 242mn m3 of desalinated water in 2015, which was...