The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) said it had launched a solar energy project with a capacity of 500 megawatts in Sadada area in cooperation with the renewable energy apparatus and Total energy company.

GECOL said the project is part of the cooperation with the renewable energy apparatus to implement a strategic plan to add the power generated from the renewable energy project to the GECOL’s grid.

The CEO of GECOL, Wiam Al-Abdali, said the project is the first and biggest in Libya, while the Head of the renewable energy apparatus said they would upgrade their work and use clean energy as part of 2022 plan that could see 25% of the generated power linked to the power grid.

Total energy company’s regional director thanked GECOL and the discussion committee, hoping for the project to move forward.