Oman aims to add 4GW of powergen capacity by 2023, a 51% hike. It is aiming for 24% efficiency savings at gas-fired plants. Despite this, a looming gas supply shortage is leading it to eye alternate fuels.

Oman state power and water utility OPWP plans to raise electricity generating capacity by 51% from 7.77GW at end-2016 to 11.7GW in 2023 to meet rising demand. The company’s latest seven-year plan, issued this week, sees peak power demand rising by 53% over the same period: from...