The Head of the media office of the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) Mohammed Al-Takouri said they only received from the government 20% of the budget of 2017, adding that service teams are working on fixing the power stations as seaweed had penetrated most of the refinery apparatuses of the power generators following the bad weather conditions in Libya, thus leading to power outages.

He also added that the issue also led to more load shedding hours in the country, explaining that the GECOL cannot estimate the number of outage hours as the staffers are still fixing the damages.