The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) said Saturday that the second gas unit at the Misrata power plant has been operated and entered the grid with a capacity of 30 megawatts before the entry of its steam generator so that it adds 350 megawatts to the grid.

GECOL hailed in a statement the quick response of Siemens Company as its teams repaired the damage of the main operator that operates the rest of the units at Misrata power plant.

This came after the temporary CEO of GECOL Mohammed bin Ismaiel vowed that Misrata power plant would be operational by Saturday night, telling a government media platform that by Saturday night, the plant would add 350 megawatts to the grid.

GECOL's CEO talked last week about the 30-day plan to manage the electricity sector as the outage crisis worsened in the country with more than eight hours of load shedding in some areas, in addition to the inability to operate new power generation units in the grid.