Libya Signs Energy Agreement with Algeria


On Sunday, the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) and Algeria’s state firm Sonelgaz signed a new agreement broadening cooperation between the two companies.

The Chairman of GECOL’s Board of Directors, Wiam Al-Abdali, praised the support of the Algerian company for “their brothers in Libya to face the huge deficit in energy production.” He revealed that Sonelgaz is currently operating 500MW in the Libyan network.

The CEO of Sonelgaz, Chaher Boulekhras, said that the partnership has been expanded to include transportation, electricity, and gas distribution, as well as renewable energy and training.

A Sonelgaz technical team travelled to Libya in October to repair and restart the Al-Khums power plant in less than 10 days.