Muscat aims to raise its capacity by 4.7GW (56%) by 2024 to cope with a projected 49% increase in peak demand. Renewables and coal-fired capacity are projected to increase their energy-mix share, while gas-fuel demand should grow only 9%.

Oman state utility OPWP expects peak power demand to grow at about 6% a year to 2024 in its two main electricity networks, the Main Interconnected System (MIS) serving Muscat and northern Oman and the Dhofar Power System (DPS) which is centered on the...