Libya fears 1GW power supply deficit in August

Issue 254 - 17 May 2013 - By John Hamilton

Libya will experience its worst power supply deficit during the summer peak, expected in the first week of August and coinciding with the final week of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Load may exceed capacity by as much as 1,000MW unless urgent measures are taken, deputy minister for electricity and renewable energy Mohammed Ekhlat told African Energy in Tripoli. This is the maximum estimate. Other industry sources, such as General National Congress (GNC) energy commission vice chairman Abdulkarim El Gayash have said the system may be overloaded by as much as 800MW.

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