Libya: Efficiency measures best hope to avoid summer outages

Issue 297 - 26 Mar 2015 | 2 minute read

Libya continues to suffer from a deficit in generation capacity despite the efforts of General Electric Company of Libya (Gecol) engineers to keep power stations running and to maintain the national transmission grid against constant sabotage and vandalism as well as accidental breakdowns. While the worst breakdowns in the grid have been repaired, there is no prospect of additional generation capacity being made available before the hottest months of the summer when demand reaches its annual peak. Thoughts are therefore turning instead to efficiency measures that could reduce load.

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