Libya: Gecol battles outages and grid failures

Issue 306 - 07 Aug 2015 | 1 minute read
Engineers and technicians from General Electric Company of Libya (Gecol) have been fighting a losing battle to maintain power supply throughout the country during the summer peak. With almost no budget for operations and maintenance, a massive deficit in generation capacity, and frequent grid failures caused both by accident and sabotage, large-scale outages have become a daily occurrence. According to one Tripoli resident: “If there are just ten hours of power cuts, we are happy. Some days it is worse. Everyone who can get one has bought a generator.”

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