Libya signs up more temporary power, looks long term to private investment and renewables

Issue 257 - 28 Jun 2013 | 4 minute read
With midsummer electricity demand threatening to reach 1GW above supply, state power company General Electric Company of Libya (Gecol) has contracted a further 200MW of temporary power from London Stock Exchange-listed APR Energy, adding to the 250MW already supplied by the US firm and 100MW provided by US giant GE. The Florida-based company said its 200MW expansion contract, signed on 17 June, made its total 450MW supply of “fast-track power” to Libya “the single largest contract ever signed in the industry”.

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