Libya: Summer outages loom, Gecol blames NOC

Issue 347 - 02 Jun 2017 - By John Hamilton | 3 minute read

General Electric Company of Libya (Gecol) is bracing itself for the summer peak demand period, with lengthy outages already occurring in Tripoli and elsewhere as temperatures increase. The state-owned utility is dealing with a legacy of conflict damage, ongoing theft and vandalism, squeezed maintenance budgets and massive delays to its programme of building new generation and transmission infrastructure. It has also complained about fuel shortages.In mid-May, Gecol issued a statement “imploring” National Oil Corporation (NOC) to urgently restart supplies of gas and fuel oil needed for power generation.

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