Libya is enduring what has become an annual summer power supply crisis. The gap between supply and demand has grown to its highest level since the crisis began. On 7 August, General Electric Company of Libya (Gecol) estimated that peak load was approximately 6,950MW while maximum generation capacity was 5,100MW, leading to a deficit of 1,850MW, considerably more than in 2016. Last year, available capacity was 4,600MW-5,000MW while the maximum load was approximately 5,700MW-6,000MW, resulting in a deficit of between 700MW and 1,400MW.
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