Regulator prepares to licence Oman’s biggest solar photovoltaic project

  • Jan 18, 2021
  • Zawya

The Authority for Public Services Regulation (APSR) is preparing to grant a generation licence to Shams Ad-Dhahira Generating Company SAOC (SAGC), which is implementing the Sultanate’s biggest solar photovoltaic (PV) based power plant in the Wilayat of Ibri in the northwest of the country.

The announcement comes as SAGC, backed by Saudi-based global power and water sector developer ACWA Power, prepares to commission the 500 MW capacity scheme ahead of full commercial operation targeted around the middle of this year.

The proposed Generation Licence (Renewable Energy), once approved, will be effective for a period of 25 years, with the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) offtaking the plant’s electricity output during this period.

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