Libya: Gecol struggles with crumbling grid, generation constraints

Issue 294 - 12 Feb 2015 | 3 minute read
General Electric Company of Libya (Gecol) is facing a series of unprecedented threats to power generation and distribution across the whole country. Failures at a number of vital transformers and substations have effectively broken the national grid into a number of isolated networks. Combined with shortages of both diesel and natural gas, and the suspension of key development projects following the withdrawal of international partners, the company estimates that it has lost approximately 1,800MW – about two-fifths – of the 4,565MW of installed capacity.

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