The Sultanate's total electricity production until the end of May 2019 rose by 0.8% to reach 13,650.9 GW per hour compared to the end of the same month of 2018, when the total production was 13,549.3 GW per hour.
Meanwhile, water production till the end of May 2019 increased by 6.1% to reach 177.0 million cubic meters compared to 166.7 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 8,481.9 GW per hour at the end of May 2019, recording an average increase of 16% over the same period in 2018, when the production was 7,313.9 GW per hour. The total electricity production in Ash-Sharqiah reached 2,619.0 GW per hour compared to an output of 2,683.0 GW last year, recording a drop of 2.4%.
Total electricity production in the Governorate of Dhofar also increased by 5.6% by the end of the five-month period of 2019, reaching 1,504.8 GW per hour compared to 2018, when it amounted to 1,424.5 GW per hour. The governorate of Al Wusta also recorded a rise in total electricity production by 18.9%.
Meanwhile, the total electricity production in the Governorate of Muscat fell by 67% till the end of May 2019 to reach 472.2 GW per hour compared to 1,431.8 GW during the same period of 2018. In Ad-Dakhliyah, the total electricity production fell by 40.5% until the end of May 2019 to reach 227.1 GW per hour compared to 2018, when it was 381.4 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 May 2019 witnessed a rise of 0.2% to touch 13,329.3 GW per hour compared to 13,307.8 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 8,187.4 GW per hour from 7,080.5 GW per hour in 2018. Ash-Sharqiah ranked second, reaching 2,621.8 GW per hour by end of May 2019 compared to 2,681.2 GW in 2018. An increase in net electricity production was also recorded in Dhofar and Al Wusta by 7.1% and 10.7%, respectively.
However, Muscat, Musandam, and Ad-Dakhliyah recorded a drop of in the net electricity production by 68%, 1.1%, and 41.8% to reach 464.8 GW per hour, 134.7 GW per hour, and 220.2 GW per hour, respectively.
On the other hand, the water production of the Sultanate reached 177.0 million cubic meters till the end of May 2019, an increase of 6.1% from the end of May 2018, when it was 166.7 million cubic meters, the data revealed.
In Muscat, the water production rose by 4.2% to reach 78.7 million cubic meters in the five-month period of 2019 compared to 75.5 million cubic meters in 2018. Water production also rose in the Governorate of Dhofar by 9% to reach 24.3 million cubic meters in 2019 compared to 2018, when the production was 22.3 million cubic meters.
The total water production of other governorates at the end of May 2019 was 73.9 million cubic meters, a rise of 7.3% from the end of May 2018, when the production reached 68.9 million cubic meters.