Oman Ramps Up Renewable Energy with Ambitious 30% Target by 2030

Oman Ramps Up Renewable Energy with Ambitious 30% Target by 2030

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Oman is making significant strides towards clean energy with a goal of generating 30% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Here’s a breakdown of the key points:

  • Clean Energy Push: Minister of Energy and Minerals, Engineer Salem bin Nasser Al Aufi, announced the ambitious target, highlighting Oman’s commitment to a sustainable future.
  • Focus on Alternatives: The oil and gas sectors are working to reduce routine flaring, while industries and cities explore environmentally friendly energy options to enhance the competitiveness of local products in the global market.
  • Strategic Planning: Studies are underway to evaluate alternative energy sources, associated costs, and necessary industrial adaptations to meet carbon neutrality goals.
  • Carbon Reduction Efforts: The government is prioritizing sectors with the highest carbon footprint, including industry, power generation, oil & gas, and transportation. While some institutions have already initiated projects aligned with the net-zero target by 2050, others are actively seeking solutions to reduce emissions.
  • Investment in Renewable Projects: Concrete steps are being taken with announcements for several new power generation projects:
    • Expansion of existing capacity: Manah 1 and Manah 2 stations, with preparations underway for Ibri 3.
    • New wind energy facilities: Dhofar 2, Sadah, Duqm, Mahout, and Jaalan Bani Bu Ali stations.

These initiatives showcase Oman’s dedication to diversifying its energy mix and transitioning to a cleaner future.

Source: Times of Oman

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