State oil company Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and state utilities companies Oman Power and Water Procurement (OPWP), both part of the Nama Group, have signed an agreement to boost Oman’s electricity network.

Under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signed on 23 May, PDO and the Nama Group will work to improve security and reliability of the sultanate’s grid.

Oman currently has four electricity supply networks: the Main Interconnected System (MIS), which covers the main populated area including the capital city of Muscat, the Dhofar system in the south, Duqm system in the east and PDO’s network.

The MOU aims to lead to an agreement where the four networks are interconnected via a 400kV transmission system, through which they can share power reserves and improve the supply of power throughout the country.