By Libya Herald reporters.
Benghazi, 21 december 2016:
Executives at state electricity company GECOL this evening insisted that technicians had fixed most of the problems that within the last 36 hours twice cut power to much of the east of the country.
At one point, all six of the turbines at the key 855 megawatt Benghazi North power station were offline. When there have been interruptions to the station’s gas supply GECOL has been quick to protest it is powerless. However on this occasion the problem appears to have been technical, though no details have been given. One company engineer posted a message on social media saying proudly that the faults had been fixed despite a lack of spare parts.
Yet engineers have been warning that while the final repair work continues, Benghazi North can only bear 85 percent of its normal load. It could not be guaranteed that there might not be further, albeit limited cuts.