Electricity sector in Oman after 10 years of reform: Status, trends, and future perspectives

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A market reform implemented in Oman in 2004 changed the electricity sector from being a vertically integrated system owned and operated by the Ministry of Housing, Electricity, and Water to a new unbundled system populated by a range of companies and an independent regulator. The restructuring has supported a more than doubling of supplied energy in the succeeding decade, but in a manner that is unsustainable due to high subsidies and lack of supply mix diversity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-30
Number of pages8
JournalElectricity Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2017



  • Electricity sector reform
  • Electricity tariff
  • Power losses
  • Renewable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Law

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