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Libya has taken a new direction in its struggle to install enough generating capacity to bring to an end the debilitating and unpredictable power outages which have become a regular feature of life across the whole country, but it needs some luck to make its plan work. The contract recently signed between Siemens and General Electric Company of Libya (Gecol) to rapidly install 1.34GW of power in Tripoli and Misratah, plus Mytilineos’ contract to build a plant in Benghazi and the completion of the Awbari plant would together provide enough capacity to cover peak loads, even in the hottest summer months.