A procurement tender for a large-scale solar energy project in Oman is set to be floated this year.
The two locations in Dakhiliyah Governorate – Adam and Manah – have been identified as prospective sites for the establishment of a grid-connected large-scale renewable energy scheme based on a combination of concentrated solar power and photovoltaic technologies, said the Oman Daily Observer report.
The proposed venture – envisioning one or more solar-based electricity generation plants with an aggregate capacity of up to 200 MW – will be procured as an independent power project (IPP) similar to conventional gas-based power projects, Qais bin Saud Al Zakwani, executive president of the Authority for Electricity Regulation Oman (AER), was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, solar radiation data is being collected from the two sites, to help amass ‘bankable data’ in support of this renewable energy initiative.