GECOL: Initial Stage of Tobruk Power Plant Project Succeeds


On Saturday, the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) announced the success of the initial operation of the first unit of the Tobruk emergency plant project.

In a post on its Facebook account, the company said that it will be introduced to the electrical network after the completion of initial tests, with a production capacity of 180 megawatts (MW).

The General Electricity Company started the trial operation of the Tobruk gas station on Thursday evening.

The Tobruk municipality stated that the gas station of Tobruk will be operated next Monday, noting that it will hold a party on the occasion of the opening of the station.

In a post on its Facebook page, the municipality congratulated the residents of the municipality for the near operation of the station. It also thanked the Ministries, the electricity company and officials who contributed to the arrival, installation and operation of the station.

On Friday, GECOL signed an energy purchase agreement with EG Alternative Energies, to implement the Ghadames solar energy project. This has a production capacity of 200 MW.

According to GECOL, this is part of their cooperative effort with the Renewable Energy Authority of Libya (REAoL). In order to incorporate renewable energies into strategies to expand production.

REAoL’s Head, Abdel-Salam Al-Ansari, and Wiam Al-Abdali, the GECOL Chairman signed the agreement.