GECOL enhances grid with 21 new power stations
Tripoli Port received on Friday 21 ready-made power stations as part of the General Electricity Company of Libya's (GECOL) plan to improve the electrical grid.
In a Facebook statement, the Hakomitna platform said the stations, which will generate a capacity of 500 to 1,500 megavolts, will help the GECOL overcome bottlenecks and alleviate power shortages throughout Libya.
Last Tuesday, a delegation from the GECOL headed by the company's general manager, Abdul Hamid al-Manfoukh, visited Algeria and met with his Algerian counterpart Murad Ajal.
The two parties discussed exporting electricity to Libya, in addition to other areas that include maintenance and operation of stations and electricity networks, as well as maintenance of equipment, manufacturing of spare parts, and training of workers.
The Algerian company agreed to start exporting electricity to Libya through the Tunisian network at a rate of up to 200 megawatts per hour.
In July 2021, Sonelgaz converted eight turbines to build a power plant in Tripoli with a capacity of 160 megawatts.