Oman plans about 2.7 GW of photovoltaic, wind initiatives by 2027 – EQ Mag Pro
Oman Energy and Water Procurement Firm (OPWP) is planning to attach about 2.66 GW of latest photo voltaic and wind initiatives to the grid by 2027 so as to cowl growing energy consumption within the sultanate.
Two photo voltaic initiatives every of as much as 500 MW shall be realised within the Advert-Dakhiliyah Governorate within the north of Oman, OPWP mentioned in its 7-Yr Assertion for the 2021-2027 interval. Manah I Photo voltaic and Manah II Photo voltaic IPPs, because the initiatives are recognized, are anticipated to enter business operation within the second and third quarters of 2024, respectively.
Oman already has its first large-scale photo voltaic park, the 500-MW Ibri II IPP within the Al Dhahirah Governorate, related to the grid.
In line with OPWP’s plan, one other photo voltaic venture, MIS Photo voltaic IPP 2025, with an output of 500 MW is to be constructed and websites for the development of the park are being thought-about. A fifth photo voltaic photovoltaic (PV) venture of some 600 MW could possibly be developed within the Al Wusta area. Its commissioning is slated for 2027.
Moreover, a feasibility research shall be performed for the event of a concentrated solar energy (CSP) venture with thermal storage, probably positioned close to Advert Duqm.
OPWP’s technique for wind energy growth contains a number of large-scale initiatives. A 100-MW wind venture is to be developed at Jalan Bani bu Ali in North Sharqiyah Governorate within the Duqm area, with commissioning deliberate for the third quarter of 2025.
The Dhofar area presents nice situations for wind vitality technology and OPWP plans to develop one other 100-MW wind venture subsequent to the prevailing 49.4-MW Dhofar I Wind IPP which was Oman’s first wind park to be related to the grid. The Dhofar II Wind IPP must be put into business operation in 2026.
Two extra wind initiatives ought to add about 360 MW of technology capability to the Advert Duqm energy system. The Duqm Wind IPP with a deliberate output of 200 MW is anticipated to go surfing within the third quarter of 2025 whereas the Duqm II Wind IPP of at the least 160 MW is projected to begin operation in 2027.
The state-owned firm famous that the deliberate photo voltaic and wind initiatives are anticipated to account for about 13% of the whole electrical energy manufacturing by 2025. This share is projected to extend additional to twenty% by 2027.