The Sultanate's total electricity production until the end of February 2020 falls 6.5% to reach 4,080.2 GW per hour compared to the end of the same month of 2019, when the total production was 4,365.6 GW per hour.
Meanwhile, water production till the end of December 2019 increased by 5.8% to reach 446.1 million cubic meters compared to 421.7 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 2,538.2 GW per hour at the end of February 2020, falling 8% over the same period in 2019, when the production was 2,760.3 GW per hour. The total electricity production in Ash-Sharqiah reached 911.5 GW per hour compared to an output of 800 GW last year, recording a rise of 13.9%.
Total electricity production in the Governorate of Dhofar also fell by 2.9% by the end of the two-month period of 2020, reaching 469.4 GW per hour compared to 2019, when it amounted to 483.4 GW per hour. The governorate of Al Wusta also recorded a rise in total electricity production by 6.1%.
Meanwhile, the total electricity production in the Governorate of Muscat fell by 75.8% till the end of February 2020 to reach 47.9 GW per hour compared to 198 GW during the same period of 2019.
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 2020 fell 4.8% to touch 3,965.9 GW per hour compared to 4,165.1 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 2,455.6 GW per hour from 2,608.4 GW per hour in 2019. Ash-Sharqiah ranked second, reaching 884.9 GW per hour by end of February 2020 compared to 779.9 GW in 2019.
However, Muscat and Dhofar recorded a drop of in the net electricity production by 71% and 1.7% to reach 55.8 GW per hour and 447 GW per hour, respectively. A drop in net electricity production was also recorded in Musandam by 0.5% to reach 41.1 GW.
On the other hand, the water production of the Sultanate reached 446.1 million cubic meters till the end of December 2019, an increase of 5.8% from the end of December 2018, when it was 421.7 million cubic meters, the data revealed.
In Muscat, the water production rose by 5.9% to reach 197.5 million cubic meters in the 12-month period of 2019 compared to 186.5 million cubic meters in 2018. Water production also rose in the Governorate of Dhofar by 5.3% to reach 59.89 million cubic meters in 2019 compared to 2018, when the production was 56.85 million cubic meters.
The total water production of other governorates at the end of December 2019 was 188.7 million cubic meters, a rise of 5.9% from the end of December 2018, when the production reached 178.2 million cubic meters.