On Wednesday, Chairman of the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL), Wiam Al-Abdali said that the company had already raised electricity production from 3,700 to 5,700 megawatts, and expects it to further rise to 7,400 megawatts by the end of the year.
During today’s hearing session at the Libyan Parliament, Al-Abdali stated that the company had also carried out extensive maintenance operations in many power stations including Misrata, North Benghazi, Al-Sarir, Zawia, and Al-Khums. He noted that the government has allocated one billion dinars for this pre-planned program.
“By the summer of 2020, the electricity transmission network had completely collapsed, and there was a large deficit in the western wing of the electrical network, with loads of 7,500 MW, and power outages in some areas reaching 21 hours. Services were badly affected,” he claimed.
“In the summer of this year, we succeeded in linking the main power transmission lines in Ajdabiya, Zueitina, Brega, and southern Tripoli, and we are working on the Ubari-Fajeej line among others. These have led to a reduction in load delivery, despite weak funding,” the chairman added.
Al-Abdali confirmed that the company has already “contracted directly with companies operating in Libya, as they have the available resources, and we did so in order to shorten the time, and implement maintenance as quickly as possible,” adding that the government ratified the contracts, and had them reviewed by the Audit Bureau.