The head of the automatic control system at the South Tripoli Gas Power Station, Eng. Abdul Sattar Al-Nayli, has called on the authorities to consider converting the nearby landfill facility to a power plant to boost electricity generation.

In a video statement uploaded on the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) Facebook page, Al-Nayli said "We could build a new power plant on the landfill's ground with an output capacity of 2,000 megawatts, which will be a great strategic project".

He insisted that the site possesses the appropriate location and space, as its vast area is estimated at 10 hectares, in addition, its proximity to the hydrocarbon warehouses and the distribution stations.

The landfill site is located next to the power station and the burning of trash is causing great harm to the station. Last February the smoke and ash of trash fire resulted in the blocking of the air filters and brought operations at the station to ground.