Planning & Economics :
The Planning and Economics department is responsible for forecasting demand for electricity, planning for new capacity and output to meet the generating security planning standard as set out in the OPWP licence, as well as determining and publishing the Bulk Supply Tariffs for Electricity and Water.

Project Development :
The Project Development department is responsible for developing the project requirements of power generation and desalination capacity, conducting “fair and transparent” competition open to local and foreign investors for the supply of such capacity and ensuring that all relevant contracts are in place.

Project Implementation :
The Project Implementation department is responsible for ensuring that all the company’s projects are delivered on time to meet Commercial Operation Date (COD). This involves managing the Power (and Water) Purchase Agreements (P(W)PAs) during their initial phase of project build and ensuring that key milestones are achieved.

Spot Market :
Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) is announcing that it intends to implement new arrangements for the future procurement of power and water from independent power producers and independent power and water producers in Oman.
OPWP plans to develop the new arrangements in consultation with all interested stakeholders over the next two to three years, with a view to seeing the arrangements implemented by 2017.  The new arrangements will initially be focused on the Main Interconnected System (MIS).

The principal features of the proposed new arrangements are:
       1. the introduction of a “spot market” for power, to operate alongside and in conjunction with the existing system of power purchase agreements (PPAs) and power and water purchase agreements (PWPAs); and
      2. the implementation of a more flexible process for the awarding of new PPAs and PWPAs by OPWP, aimed at increasing competition, including between new-build and existing plants


Client Contracts and Interface (CCI) Department:
CCI Department is the main interface between OPWP and the Generators (Power -and/ or Water- Producers) from Commercial Operation Date. Apart from discharging its obligation of reviewing and certifying the monthly invoices from the Generators for payment (by Due Date by OPWP Finance Department) during the entire Operation Period, it has the responsibility to monitor the Plants to ensure that the Generators discharge their obligations in accordance with the Power (and Water) Purchase Agreements and to witness the capacity Tests on an annual basis. In addition, the Department acts as an intermediary between the Generators and other related entities like Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW), Ministry of Gas (MOG), Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA), Oman Electricity Transmission Co. (OETC) etc. as and when required.

Finance Department :
The finance department oversees the accounting, finance and IT functions of the company. It is responsible for ensuring that the company maintains adequate cash-flow as well as production of statutory and regulatory accounts to meet its legal and licence conditions.

Legal and Regulation Department :
Legal and Regulatory support ensures that the company is fully compliant with licensing conditions and all legal requirements of its business. In addition, the department also manages any disputes arising out of the P(W)PAs.

Human Resource Department :
The HR Department was established in mid 2010 to give a greater focus on HR issues in the company. These include Training & Development of staff, Omanisation policy and initiatives, payroll and employee performance.

Salalah Branch :
The Salalah Branch of OPWP was established to manage the Concession Agreement between the Dhofar Power Company (DPC) and the company. The Concession Agreement outlines certain performance standards that need to be met, as well as providing the mechanism by which DPC is rewarded. OPWP administer this process on behalf of the Government to ensure that proposed investments are appropriate and cost effective.

Quality Assurance :
The role of the department is to ensure that the quality management system is effectively implemented in the company complying with the requirement of ISO 9001:2008. The department monitors the internal business processes by conducting quality audit, identify non conformance and improvement opportunities and reports to the management.