Strategic planning of power supply in Oman including wind energy considerations

A. S. Malik, C. Kuba

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Many options can be effectively used to meet the future power needs of a country in ways which would be more economically viable, environmentally sound, and socially just. A least-cost generation expansion planning study is conducted to find the economic feasibility of large scale integration of wind farms in Main interconnected transmission system of Oman. The generation expansion planning software used is WASP which is restricted in its capability to model intermittent nature of wind. Therefore, a wind turbine is modeled as a thermal plant with high forced outage rate related to its capacity factor. The result of the study has shown that wind turbines forms as part of the overall least-cost generation expansion plan for Main Interconnected System of Oman.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE AFRICON 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781467359405
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventIEEE AFRICON 2013 - Pointe-Aux-Piments, Mauritius
Duration: Sept 9 2013Sept 12 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE AFRICON Conference
ISSN (Print)2153-0025
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0033




  • Energy planning
  • Generation expansion planning
  • Investment planning
  • Wind turbines modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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