GECOL says production capacity increases to 5,900 megawatts

GECOL says production capacity increases to 5,900 megawatts

Libya’s electricity generation capacity has reached 5,900 megawatts, while the gap between supply and demand has narrowed, said the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) on Friday.

Wiam Al-Tayeb, a spokesman for GECOL, told the press that, in the last month, the production capacity has fluctuated on average between 5,100 and 5,300 megawatts, while the demand has reached 8,480 megawatts, resulting in a deficit of 3,200 megawatts.

However, with the resumption of the necessary gas supplies, and production in oil fields as well as the maintenance work in some production units, the estimated production capacity has risen to 5900 megawatts.

The spokesman explained that the Libyan electricity grid witnessed a notable increase in load and power outage hours during the month of July. This was attributed to high demand and weather conditions as well as low supply in relation to natural gas needs.

Nevertheless, if things go as planned, electricity production will continue to increase and the deficit to decrease, Al-Tayeb added.