Oman’s Renewable Energy Initiative: A National Foresight

On the occasion of Oman’s National Day, it is a time to reflect on the Sultanate’s many achievements, including its pioneering work in the field of renewable energy. Oman is blessed with abundant renewable energy resources, including solar, wind, and geothermal energy. The government has recognized the importance of renewable energy in achieving its sustainable development goals and reducing its reliance on fossil fuels.


In 2019, Oman launched its National Energy Strategy, which sets a target of generating 30% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030. The government has implemented a number of initiatives to support the development of the renewable energy sector, including:

Auctioning off renewable energy projects to independent power producers (IPPs): This has helped to attract significant investment in the sector. For example, in 2022, Oman awarded a contract to a consortium led by ACWA Power to build a 100 MW solar project at Amin.

Providing financial incentives for rooftop solar installations: This has helped to promote the adoption of rooftop solar by homeowners and businesses.

Establishing a dedicated Directorate General for Clean Energy and Hydrogen at the Ministry of Energy and Minerals: This demonstrates the government’s commitment to developing the renewable energy sector.


As of 2023, Oman has a total renewable energy capacity of over 650 MW. This includes a 50 MW wind farm in Dhofar, two solar IPPs in Manah, and 11 solar-diesel hybrid facilities. The government is also planning to develop a number of large-scale renewable energy projects, including a 14 GW green hydrogen facility powered by 25 GW of wind and solar energy.

Oman’s renewable energy initiative is a source of great national pride. It is a testament to the Sultanate’s commitment to sustainable development and its vision for a brighter future. Omanis can be proud of the progress that has been made in the field of renewable energy, and they can be confident that the Sultanate is well on its way to achieving its ambitious goals.

In addition to the economic and environmental benefits, Oman’s renewable energy initiative is also aligned with its Vision 2040, which seeks to position Oman as a global leader in sustainable development. By investing in renewable energy, Oman is demonstrating its commitment to building a more sustainable future for its people and the planet.

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