By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 15 May 2016
State electricity company GECOL is warning there will be significant power cuts in the west of . . .[restrict]the country over the next ten days.
Power stations using gas will receive limited or no supplies because of essential maintenance work at the Mellitah gas complex being undertaken by the National Oil Corporation, said GECOL today.
Only power plants which have diesel sets will be able to generate. However, as with most of GECOL’s under-maintained infrastructure, damaged as much by lack funds as conflict and thefts, many of the diesel units are themselves reportedly in need of major servicing.
GECOL has said that until 25 May it may not be producing more than 1,000 MW. It gave no indication of how it would distribute load-sharing and the necessary power cuts.
It has however in a statement on its web site called on everyone, including government and industry and heavy power users to immediately and “dramatically” reduce their consumption. [/restrict]