The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) is the single Buyer of power and water for all IPP/IWPP projects within the Sultanate of Oman. As part of the OPWP responsibility, the OPWP undertakes long term generation planning and publishes a 7 year statement. This statement includes the identification of new IPP/IWPP projects to be competitively tendered and developed by private sector entities, in order to meet the future power generation and water desalination requirements of the Sultanate of Oman. These projects are critical to the reliable and sustainable development of the power sector and indeed the economic development of Oman. The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) is responsible for ensuring that there is sufficient electricity and water production capacity available at the lowest cost to meet the growing demands in the Sultanate of Oman. The Oman power system is not fully interconnected. The largest part of the system, known as the MIS (Main Interconnected System) covers the northern part of the Sultanate. A smaller system owned by the Dhofar Power Company serves the Salalah area in the south and the rest of the country is supplied by the Rural Areas Electricity Company. PDO (Petroleum Development Oman) who are responsible for oil and gas exploration and production also own and operate their own power system and this is interconnected with the MIS and Salalah systems.
Year Established: 2005