The Sultanate's total electricity production until the end of February 2019 rose by 8.9% to reach 4,375.9 GW per hour compared to the same period of 2018, when the total production was 4,019.8 GW per hour.
Meanwhile, water production till the end of February 2019 increased by 7.4% to reach 66.8 million cubic meters compared to 62.2 million cubic meters in the same period in 2018, according to statistics released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI). The total electricity production in the provinces of Al Batinah and Adh-Dhahirah provinces reached 2,753.3 GW per hour at the end of February 2019, recording an average increase of 14.8% over the same period in 2018, when the production was 2,397.7 GW per hour. The total electricity production in Ash-Sharqiah reached 775.7 GW per hour compared to an output of 564.1 GW last year. Total electricity production in the Governorate of Musandam also increased by 34.5% by the end of the two-month period of 2019, reaching 42.9 GW per hour compared to 2018, when it amounted to 31.9 GW per hour. The governorates of Dhofar and Al Wusta also recorded a rise in total electricity production by 7.7% and 18.6%, respectively. Meanwhile, the total electricity production in the Governorate of Muscat fell by 51% till the end of February 2019 to reach 198.0 GW per hour compared to 404.3 GW during the same period of 2018. In Ad-Dakhliyah, the total electricity production fell by 51.1% until the end of February 2019 to reach 58.0 GW per hour compared to 2018, when it was 118.5 GW per hour. The net figures are inclusive of purchases by Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) and the Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAEC) from local power generating entities, as well as output from auto-generators and diesel rental units. The Sultanate's net electricity production till the end of February 2019 witnessed a rise of 10.1% to touch 4,201.9 GW per hour compared to 3,817.9 GW per hour achieved during the prior year period. As per the NCSI data, Al-Batinah and Adh-Dhahirah topped the list of governorates with the highest net electricity production, reaching 2,608.4 GW per hour from 2,246.5 GW per hour in 2018. Ash-Sharqiah ranked second, reaching 779.9 GW per hour by end of February 2019 compared to 563.4 GW in 2018. An increase in net electricity production was also recorded in Musandam and Dhofar by 35.9% and 11.6%, respectively.
However, Muscat, Ad-Dakhliyah, and Al Wusta recorded a drop of in the net electricity production by 49.5%, 55.1% and 0.3%, to reach 190.8 G W per hour, 52.7 GW per hour and 76.2 GW per hour, respectively. In Muscat, the water production grew by 3% to reach 29.1 million cubic meters in the two-month period of 2019 compared to 28.3 million cubic meters in 2018. Water production also rose in the Governorate of Dhofar by 7.1% to reach 9.5 million cubic meters in 2019 compared to 2018, when the production was 8.8 million cubic meters. The total water production of other governorates at the end of February 2019 was 28.1 million cubic meters, a rise of 12.5% from the end of February 2018, when the production reached 25 million cubic meters.