A review of conventional and renewable energy resources in Oman

Umar, Tariq and Wamuziri, Sam (2015) A review of conventional and renewable energy resources in Oman. In: Conference on Energy Challenges in Oman : ECO'2015; 09-10 Dec 2015, Salalah, Oman. (Unpublished)


Energy has become an important sector in Omani vision 2020. Renewable energy (RE) sources form a vital and strategic solution for the provision of electric power in the Sultanate; few studies have indicated that Oman is rich in solar and wind energy. However, this sector faces many challenges, and the development of RE is at a slow pace. This paper provides a comprehensive review of Oman conventional and possible renewable energy resources. Although Oman in not currently utilizing its renewable energy resources however this study reveals that renewable energy resources such as wind, solar, waves and biogas are having enough potential which can be directly utilized for electricity generation. The study further discuss that geothermal energy would not be suitable for direct generation of electricity.

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