Oman hosts GCC meeting on Electricity Interconnection
The GCC Advisory and Regulatory Committee on Electricity Interconnection held its 51st meeting today in Muscat. Among other topics, the meeting discussed establishing a permanent committee to tackle energy trade as well as the activities of the GCC Electricity Interconnection Authority (GCCIA). GCCIA is a joint stock company subscribed by the six Gulf states.
During the meeting, under the chairmanship of Dr. Mansour Talib Al Hinai, Chairman of the Authority for Public Service Regulation (APSR), various topics were discussed. The Authority is responsible for regulating the electricity sector and some aspects of the water sector. It was established by Article (19) of The Law for the Regulation and Privatisation of the Electricity and Related Water Sector promulgated by Royal Decree 78/2004 on 1 August 2004 and amended by Royal Decree 59/2009 and 47/2013.