Oman’s OETC commissions 400 kV Nahida gridsubstation

The Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC) has announced that the Nahida grid substation has entered into service.

The 400/132 kV Nahida grid station will connect the power network of OETC in the north with that of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) in the south. The project includes 14 gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) of 400 kV ; two transformers with voltage of 400/132 kV, and capacity of 500 MVA and 8 GIS of 132 kV; as well as all auxiliary equipment. The grid station marks the first part of the North-South Interconnection Project (Rabt), which will lead to the creation of a unified National Electricity Grid, which is due for completion by 2026. The Nahida grid station is also expected to play an important role in improving the reliability and safety of the electricity sector’s management.