The Sultanate of Oman continues efforts to produce at least 30% of its electricity from renewable sources

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The Sultanate of Oman is moving forward at a steady pace to reach the production of at least 30 percent of electrical energy or consumption of electrical energy from renewable energy by 2030 AD, this was confirmed by Engineer Salem bin Nasser Al-Aufi, Minister of Energy and Minerals of the Sultanate of Oman.

He added that the oil and gas sectors are currently working to stop the routine burning process, while some industrial regions and cities are seeking to find an environmentally friendly energy alternative. This gives local products more competitiveness in global markets.

He pointed out that studies are being conducted on alternative energy, its cost, and the changes that factories need to keep pace with this modern technology.

He explained that the most prominent sectors that produce 95 percent carbon emissions are industry, electricity production, oil and gas, transportation, and others.

He explained that some government institutions have made their efforts within the framework of achieving the Sultanate of Oman’s plan for zero carbon neutrality by 2050, while others are still in the process of searching for projects that will reduce carbon emissions.

Several projects have been announced in the electric energy sector, including: the “Manah 1” station and “Manah 2” station projects, and preparations for the “Ibri 3” station, in addition to the announcement of 5 new stations for producing electricity with wind energy, namely: the “Dhofar 2” station and the Sadah station. Duqm station, Mahout station, and Jaalan Bani Bu Ali station.

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