At a total cost exceeding 23 million Omani rials, the Oman Electricity Transmission Company “OETC” recently announced the completion of construction works of upgrading Nizwa Grid Station from 132 kilovolts to 220 kilovolts, along with the 220 kV overhead transmission lines, from new Izki grid station to the Nizwa grid station.
Additionally, a 500 mega-volt-ampere, 400/220-kilovolt transformer has been added to the new Izki grid station. This project will contribute to meeting the electricity transmission Security Standard requirements and enhance the reliability of the Transmission Network in Al-Dakhiliyah Governorate.
Eng. Masoud Al-Riyami, the Chief Operation Officer at the OETC, emphasized the company’s dedication to ongoing strategic projects designed to improve the performance and availability of the electricity transmission network throughout the Sultanate. in line with the economic development, urban growth and increasing demand across various sectors.
He further stated that “Projects are progressing in accordance with the company’s plans, objectives, and aspirations. Since its establishment in 2005, the company has been dedicated to working on the development and enhancement of the availability and reliability of Oman’s electricity transmission network. This is accomplished through the construction of various strategic projects throughout the Sultanate and by actively adopting and implementing various technologies to adapt to the significant changes and trends in the energy sector, particularly the widespread integration of renewable energy sources.
It is worth mentioning that OETC, a member of the Nama Group, is the sole entity responsible for the transmission and dispatch of electricity in the Sultanate of Oman, the company facilitate the transmission of electricity from generation stations to distributed load centers across all governorates, The transmission network operates at a voltage of 132 kV and above, to cover most of the Sultanates governorates, whether in the north or the south. Furthermore, OETC oversees the interconnection lines between the Sultanate and the Gulf interconnection network which operate at a voltage of 220 kV.