GECOL to boost power production to more than 7,000 megawatts 

GECOL to boost power production to more than 7,000 megawatts 

May 23, 2022 - 11:46
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Electricity generation in Libya is set to reach an all-time high thanks to the newly installed power stations and those undergoing maintenance work, says the state-run electricity company (GECOL).

The GECOL head Wiam Al-Abdali said the new and developed power plants would allow the company to increase its production, potentially reaching  7,400 megawatts.

Speaking at a meeting attended by Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, Al-Abdali indicated that the company would register record levels once the power plants of West Tripoli, Misurata, and Tobruk are moved to production. However, he did caution that at the same time this will be met by a significant increase in consumption that needs to be monitored.

According to the government’s media office, Dbeibah stressed the need for efforts to be focused on promoting grid stability at the summer peak, in sync with intensifying awareness campaigns and coordinating with security services to follow up on excess consumption by commercial and industrial stores.

Earlier, the GECOL announced that the emergency station of West Tripoli was damaged by the clashes that broke out in Janzour district, explaining that this would delay its entry into production.