Thursday, January 27, 2022

Electricity situation in eastern Libya is worse than west, report

Electricity situation in eastern Libya is worse than west, report

Libya’s eastern region currently relies only on three faulty power stations, which makes the state of electricity in this region worse than the western region, according to a press report.

The power network between the eastern and western regions are expected to reconnect in the coming weeks, which is estimated to help ease the electricity crisis in both regions, Libyan news website Fawasel report on Thursday, citing an informed source.

“The electricity production yesterday amounted to 4,916 megawatts, and the current demand is about 7,900 megawatts,” the source reportedly said. “The deficit in the western region is about 2,264 megawatts, and in the eastern region is 572 megawatts.”

Five people died in eastern Libya, Cyrenaica, between June 27 to July 29 as a consequence of the electricity cuts, according to a recent report by the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL).

Power cuts cause death of 5 people in eastern Libya during June-July