The two new solar projects of 1000MW capacity combined at Wilayat of Manah are likely to start its operation in the fourth quarter of 2024. The projects will help in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases up to 680,000 tonnes
As per Oman Vision 2040 Implementation Follow-Up Unit, Manah 1 and 2 Solar Independent Power Projects (IPPs) supports the kindgom’s shift towards renewable energy to meet its energy demands.
The projects are implemented by Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) with an investment of around RO300mn.The company is also the sole procurer of the sultanate’s power and water capacity.
‘The commercial operation of both projects is expected in the fourth quarter of 2024. Manah 1 and 2 solar projects will contribute in diversifying Oman’s energy sources to achieve the target of generating 30 percent of electricity through renewable sources by 2030,’ said Oman Vision 2040 Implementation Follow-Up Unit.
Both the solar projects are focused on renewable energy sources and the country aims at reducing its dependent on natural gas with these steps.
The 500MW capacity Ibri II solar project are the kingdom’s first utility-scale renewable energy project which started operations in August, is aiming to supply electricity to over 33,000 houses. It will help Oman reduce 340,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.