The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) has warned that cities could see new power outages after achieving new levels of grid stability due to the closure of some transmission lines of gaseous and liquid fuels feeding the power plants.

GECOL spokesman Wiam El-Din El-Taeb said the closing of the transmission lines by some protesters will impact the electrical network throughout the country meaning householders could face scheduled electricity outages once again.

Armed groups in Zawiya city and other west coast areas have closed roads and shut down gas transmission lines to the Zawiya refinery in protest of the strikes launched by the Ministry of Defence on human and fuel smuggling dens.