Turkey considers move into Libya’s beleaguered power sector

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Issue 419 - 10 Jul 2020 - By John Hamilton | 4 minute read

Power cuts have been a regular feature of life in Libya for a long while now, and not only during periods of intensive energy use such as high summer when air-conditioning use reaches its peak. Demand has inexorably increased while available capacity from increasingly unreliable plants has gradually declined. The civil war has prevented contractors from completing the final commissioning of some new capacity, while conflict, sabotage and theft have eroded transmission and distribution networks.

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