Oman, UAE to Link Power
As part of a major project to integrate the power grids of GCC countries, Oman has invited specialized companies to complete a detailed study on integrating the Oman and UAE power grids, according to The Power Marketing Association Online (PMA).
Oman's Ministry of Housing, Electricity and Water, according to the online news site will undertake the study to decide the design and supervision of power line interconnection between Al Waist region substation of Oman and the Al Ain and associated substation of the UAE.
Oman's Electricity and Water Ministry has already drawn up a plan to link Musandam in the north and Buraimi with Al Ain and officially invited tenders from specialized companies to complete the study, said PMA.
Setting up a power link between Oman and the UAE will be a major milestone in integrating the two neighboring economies.
Electricity reaches about 96.6 percent of populated area of the Sultanate and the government plan is to provide it to the entire population.
The total installed capacity of 2,010 MW in all the regions generate 8347 GW/hr. extensive transmission and distribution network consisting of 4,640 km of transmission lines, 24,569 km of distribution lines, 433 transmission sub-stations and 14,745 distribution substations are also in place, it added – Albawaba.com
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