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OETC ensures readiness for summer; electrical load to rise 7% this year

19 May 2024 OETC ensures readiness for summer; electrical load to rise 7% this year

Muscat – With the demand for power significantly increasing during the summer, the load on Oman’s electric grid is expected to rise by 7% this year compared to last year.

This rise in load is driven by the integration of new areas into the main grid, such as Duqm, Mahout and Saih al Khairat, along with a significant increase in various industrial loads, the Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC) stated. 

Confirming its readiness for the summer this year, OETC said it is prepared to enhance the reliability, safety and sustainability of the electricity transmission network across Oman. 

‘This includes preparedness at the load dispatch centre in Muscat and the control centres in Dhofar and Musandam. The company is committed to meeting the increasing electricity demands in the sultanate’, OETC added. 

OETC, the company responsible for transmission and control of electricity in Oman, has collaborated closely with Nama Power and Water Procurement Company (NPWP) to guarantee ample generation of power during the summer period.

The company has conducted a series of mock drills, technical workshops, and training programmes involving all technical teams to ensure their preparedness for anticipated challenges and to ensure the completion of all asset maintenance programmes, thus ensuring readiness for the summer peak.

The company has successfully completed and energised several projects aimed at supporting the safe and reliable operation of the network during the summer. These projects are Jefnain 400/132 kV Grid Station, part of Rustaq 400/132 kV Grid Station and Jawabi 132/33 kV Grid Station.

Eng Sultan al Rawahi, general manager, Load Dispatch Centre, OETC, reaffirmed the company’s commitment to enhancing the quality, safety and reliability of the electricity transmission network. He underscored the ongoing efforts to deliver high-quality and dependable services to the community and all developmental sectors in Oman.

“OETC is keen to enhance the efficiency of the electricity transmission network and train employees, technical teams, and all related parties to ensure the smooth flow of work as per plans and for optimal response to the significant growth in the sector,” the general manager of the centre underlined.

The company organises many training campaigns to avert power outages, besides holding technical workshops and field visits in cooperation with relevant parties to enhance the readiness of all teams to deal with any emergency situation. 

“Our target is to ensure quick response to restore services efficiently, safely, and professionally,” Rawahi added.

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